The leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor are learning how to feel the love from their party after Gov. Beverly Perdue decided last month not to run for re-election.
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge and state Rep. Bill Faison are trying to win over Democratic activists as the primary season gets under way. Their efforts were on display over the weekend in Raleigh.
They attended the Wake County Democratic Party's annual Valentine fundraiser on Friday. The emcee asked them two questions: Why should we fall in love with you, and how will you bring heartbreak to the Republicans come November?
GOP activists seem to be content with former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory. The presumptive nominee received multiple standing ovations from nearly 2,000 Republicans gathered in Raleigh last week.