Democratic NC Gov Candidates Begin Primary Push

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.


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  • by Bill Faison has Herpes on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM
    It was written in a News and Observer article about a week ago. Oh, he also gave herpes to his wife after having an affair. Classy
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      by Smarty Pants on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM in reply to Bill Faison has Herpes
      And they all have been hit with the dummy stick
  • by Beachbum3 on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    Absoultly none of the canadites have the truely best instrest of the students or the voters truely at heart for all they care about is their own pocketbooks both the republicans an the democrats as an all the repbulcians want to do is to privatize everything through out state government an turn it into some form of a business that they can seek future campaign donations from as without ever putting an true end to the waste fraud an abusive practice within the state government or the private business enterprizes either thank you
  • by Beachbum3 on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM
    with regards to the issue of education in this state things have always had a way of the chickens comming home to roost remeber the envolvement of the federal an state governmnet intot he live of voters an children back in the fiftys an sixtys now thing have come home to roost with the sorry conditions of the current education system in north carolina. but these current reppbulcians dont have the answers either as all that they know to do is to privatize everything that is associated with state government an try an turn it into some form of for proffit business enterprize that is doome d to fail for the fraud an the waste an farther absive practice that will come out of it as well. public schools are best when left alone an not micor manged by the funding agencys an let the teacher do otheir asigned jobs dutys an not be micro- managed thank you
  • by Beachbum3 on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM
    I n my own personal opinion mccory will only continue to push this state an this nation with his republican buddies in to a more facistist an extractism ecomony that is mearly seking to extract everything that they can from the ecomony in the form of increasing fees an fraud waste an abuse of the taxpayers funding thusly leaving the taxpayers to have to make up the amount that they have extracted out of the ecomony by every increasing fees an tolls an so forth . still hitting the working classes in their pocket books an denying the any chance of progression farther in their monetary lives or their ability to evn buy the esential of life food an gas an pay a mortage or for an education for their children or any other form of betterment in their lives at all. thank you
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      by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM in reply to Beachbum3
      Sounds like life with the demoncrats.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    Quote "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?".....and we dare wonder why our state and federal governments are so screwed up when these are the questions being asked to potential candidates. What a joke this country is becoming.
  • by Col. Colt Location: ENC on Feb 20, 2012 at 08:31 AM
    How and who decided they are the leading candidates?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    ladies and gentlemen, childern of all ages- the true party of clowns is now starting the show.
  • by Billington on Feb 20, 2012 at 05:51 AM
    I predict that in less than 18 months, you ruffians will be crying and wishing Bev Perdue was STILL your governor!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 20, 2012 at 06:46 AM in reply to Billington
      Really? Interresting theory, that an 3 dollars will get you cup of coffee at Starbucks.
  • by BLAH on Feb 20, 2012 at 02:36 AM
    And lavon wants to talk about a clown show.This is definitly a three ring circus.
  • by Mom of three Location: Pitt County on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:30 PM
    With three children in the Public School System, I will be voting for the candidate with the best proposal to support the k-12 classrooms in N.C.
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      by yuck on Feb 19, 2012 at 07:51 PM in reply to Mom of three
      sorry you have to send your children to public school, but until we get rid of the federal governments involvement in education, i'm not sure that whoever you vote for will be able to do anything that will advance the public school system, here in NC, or anywhere else in this country.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 09:34 AM in reply to yuck
        Ain't that the truth.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:33 AM in reply to
          remember bob ethridge was you state superintentent when we started the free fall in education.
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