Etheridge At Home To Begin Governor Campaign

One of the leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor is staying home to begin his campaign in earnest.

Former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge was sure to be around longtime friends and supporters Saturday morning at his kickoff campaign event at Harnett Central High School in Angier.

The school is symbolic because Etheridge's campaign said he worked for new construction at the school while he was a Harnett County commissioner in the mid-1970s. He later served in the Legislature and was elected state schools superintendent before working in Congress for 14 years.

Etheridge is one of 13 candidates who filed to try to succeed Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, who isn't seeking re-election. There are six Democrats and Republicans each and one Libertarian. The primary is May 8.


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  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
    I am sure he will vote for hiself. Anyone else that votes for him needs to be admitted to the same 'mental facility' ...... He was a jerk 30 yrs. ago and just got worse. He is being paid a salary to NOT do something he was appointed to do by someone who is just as incapable as he is.
  • by Formerly Pirateman on Mar 4, 2012 at 08:38 PM
    Typical mindless drunk 'Crat!
  • by tim Location: greenville on Mar 4, 2012 at 01:01 PM
    Who ares yuz, whoz are youz...who arez yous.....Yeah, I don't think so "Bob," I'm not votin' for an arrogant drunkard....
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:56 PM
    Theses crooks just won't go away.
  • by Thomas Location: Columbia on Mar 3, 2012 at 03:02 PM
    He don't have a snow ball chance in ... !
  • by frustratedwithcommunism Location: nc on Mar 3, 2012 at 02:45 PM
    Another Socialist Liberal Democrat enemy of all working Americans campaigning for stealing from the taxpayers to redistribute our money to the many voting parasites who produce nothing.
  • by voter Location: nc on Mar 3, 2012 at 02:23 PM
    that's it? that's all you got?? may as well run lavon for the slot. democrats are a joke.
    • reply
      by T Maxx on Mar 3, 2012 at 09:04 PM in reply to voter
      I think Lavon is running for Lt. governor, I guess this guy will be pushing for education, we as tax payers are not getting much back on our investment.
  • by ECU student on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    Why would anyone vote for the dumbocrats? My guess is for the welfare check.
  • by Justice on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:28 PM
    BOB?!?! What are you doing? Do you really think you are going to live on the backs of taxpayers your whole life? We told you NO again and again. Get a job and get off the welfare boat.
  • by Curious Location: Plymouth on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:25 PM
    Who are you? Who are you? Less we forget why you were voted out of congress.
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