Eastern Carolina Democrats & Republicans Respond To Perdue's Decision

By: April Davis/ Lynette Taylor
By: April Davis/ Lynette Taylor

Governor Perdue's announcement comes as a surprise for some, a disappointment to others and there's a scramble for democrats to figure out who will run in her place as many republicans think they might have a candidate on tap who can win.

Governor Perdue supporter Donna Whitley says she's sad about the governor's decision. Whitley says Perdue fought for education and was met with strong opposition from republicans. Local republicans say Perdue's approval rating has been the lowest for any governor in the country, and Perdue most likely had no chance of winning re-election.

"My guess is, she's looking at the same poll numbers that many of us are and reading the tea leaves, and she's looking at a formidable candidate in Pat McCrory." said Ferrell Blount, Former Republican State Chairman

"I think it's very noble of her to say, look if I'm going to be... If I'm going to be such a partisan point of politicizing things maybe it's time for me to step aside and let someone in and see if they can work with these people." said Whitley.


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  • by brittany Location: farmville on Jan 27, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    please WITN, enough with the grammatical errors! Fragment in the second paragraph....once again, sloppy work!
  • by ncvoter Location: eastern nc on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    Old Bev's gonna look good in ORANGE!
  • by I think on Jan 26, 2012 at 09:24 PM
    I think the president will compromise now.... hahahaha!
  • by 40some on Jan 26, 2012 at 08:58 PM
    It will be interesting to see what kind of media coverage both primaries get.
  • by RN Location: Pitt on Jan 26, 2012 at 08:22 PM
    Her getting out is the best thing to happen to NC in years !!
  • by Anonymous Location: Carteret County on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:48 PM
    Obama's mother was from Hawaii, makes him a citizen. Anyways. Sad that Perdue is not running for re-election really? Comeon.. Education has done nothing but hurt since she entered office. To much stress on test scores and not enough stress on the stress that teachers go through. Ridiculous. I say good riddance. Did she actually do anything while she was in office? Nothing I can think of. Well, nothing that actually made a difference.
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      by Anon on Jan 27, 2012 at 05:24 AM in reply to Anonymous
      Where your parents are born makes no difference, its where you were born.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:11 AM in reply to Anon
        Both of you are wrong, read the link. You must be born of American Citizens parents. If you read the link, it was clarified before in another case giving precident. Barracks father was from and a citizen of Kenya, which was a colony for the British......
  • by reita Location: washington,nc on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:37 PM
    the best thing perdue has done for nc since she has been in office. when the kitchen is about to burn down around you, it is time to get out
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:53 PM
    Obama won't be on the Georgia ballot's,not a natural born Citizen of The U.S.A now the other 49 need to follow Georgia.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 27, 2012 at 05:45 AM in reply to pete
      Boy, would that make the democrats look like idiots if the judge, which supports the actions, acts on it.... http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/?p=3722
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      by obamanot on Jan 27, 2012 at 02:20 PM in reply to pete
      I just recieved an email of his real birth certificate.His grand mother told the truth!
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