Mayor Of NC's Largest City May Not Be Out Of Politics

The longest-serving mayor of North Carolina's largest city says he's ready to leave office, but politics might still be a part of his future.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Pat McCrory reminisced over his 14 years as Charlotte mayor while packing up his belongings Friday. McCrory opted not to run for an eighth term; he turns over the gavel Monday to Anthony Foxx.

McCrory says he plans to devote time to several business ventures and pursue plans for a regional organization he hopes to start with outgoing Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

But some say McCrory might have his eye on another gubernatorial campaign. McCrory was the GOP nominee for governor last year but lost in the November election to Democrat Beverly Perdue.

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