McCrory Distancing Himself From Comment About Perdue

Pat McCrory is distancing himself from a comment made by Wake County's Republican Party chairwoman in which she called Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue "the dumbest governor in America."

A spokesman for McCrory's gubernatorial campaign said Friday the former Charlotte mayor neither agrees nor condones the public comments of Wake GOP leader Susan Bryant on Thursday night shortly after McCrory's speech to nearly 2,000 party activists.

Earlier Friday, Wake County GOP spokesman Luther Snyder said Bryant stands by her comment and that she was being political, not personal. She pointed to actions and statements by the governor to defend it.

While McCrory touts running positive campaigns, he routinely blamed Perdue for a culture of corruption within state government in their 2008 general election campaign. Perdue isn't seeking re-election.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM
    How about, smarter than a fifth grader. She is so pro school.
  • by 40some on Feb 18, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    OMG, another politician that's afraid of the truth.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Feb 18, 2012 at 08:25 AM
    to "good ol' boy: Better an honest bumpkin servant of the people protector of the constitution, than a deceitful slime who thinks there are people who have no photo identification, for governor!
  • by R on Feb 18, 2012 at 07:54 AM
    As an independent voter and one who did not vote for Perdue, the over the top comments of some members of the republican party really turn me off and against the party. I appreciate McCrory rising above the rest and will Likely vote for him again this year. The other candidates, republican or democrat, that stoop to the low class name calling will not get my vote.
  • by ace Location: j ville on Feb 18, 2012 at 04:47 AM
    Just watched a tv commerical about how the NC lottery has given the school system 2.2 billion. It would be bigger if Perdue had not transfered 100 million from the lottery to support her state goverment. How is that for stupid and then turn around and say she is for educdation and on top of all that taking trips with her posse to china and europe.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:54 PM
    McCrory is doing the right thing by distancing himself from people like Susan Bryant. I can't stand Bev Perdue either, but for a person in a party leadership position to make comments in public that you would expect an 8th grader to make is inexcusable. I will vote for McCrory simply because he has too much class to stoop to the name calling unlike Thom Tillis, Phil Berger, and Stephen LaRoque.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 09:41 PM
    I'm no Perdue fan by any means, but why doesn't Susan Bryant run if she thinks she can do better?
  • by good ol boy Location: grainvulle on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:44 PM
    I jus wished we'da hada gubbner liken sarah palin or haley barbor of some udder republikan jenious like da dare.
  • by shonuff on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:36 PM
    She is! nuff said
  • by obamanot on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:30 PM
    Dumb?I have seen migrant workers go into port-o-johns in the heat of summer and eat their lunch inside while doing their business and they are smarter than this pelosi follower.
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