Easley Isn't Interested In Another Elected Job

North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley says he has little interest in running for elected office again and expects the desire to wane as he gets older.

Easley leaves office next month after eight years and gives way to successor Beverly Perdue.

Easley told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday he had been urged by Senate Democrats in Washington to run this year for the seat held by Republican Elizabeth Dole. But Easley has said he wasn't interested in the Senate.

Easley said he still doesn't know what he'll do once he leaves the Executive Mansion. He expects some of his time will involve focusing on education.

He and his wife plan to keep homes in Southport and Raleigh. Mary Easley will continue to work at North Carolina State University.


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  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Dec 10, 2008 at 04:48 AM
    No, he's looking for an "appointed" job. At least he is smart enough to realize the voters of NC are fed up with his crap. A crushing defeat for office would look bad on his record.
  • by Tom Location: Columbia on Dec 9, 2008 at 05:57 PM
    Thank God. The best decision he has made in the last 8 years. He can't get out of that office soon anough !!!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 9, 2008 at 05:47 PM
    Did he ever really know he was elected gov. of NC.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Dec 9, 2008 at 05:40 PM
    With all the Money he and his wife took from the people of N.C. they can do any thing they want to.
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