2 Democrats Considering Lieutenant Governor Bid

The decision by Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton to run for North Carolina governor means some Democrats are considering a bid to become the party's nominee for the No. 2 job in the executive branch.

Cal Cunningham, the 2010 U.S. Senate candidate, and 2008 lieutenant governor's primary candidate Hampton Dellinger say they are looking at whether it makes sense to seek the Democratic nomination in May. Dalton is running for the top spot after Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Thursday she's not seeking re-election.

Cunningham said he's having conversations with Democrats he met during his unsuccessful Senate campaign and plans a further statement soon. The Davidson County attorney lost in a runoff to Elaine Marshall.

Dellinger is a Durham attorney who said Friday he's going to consider the idea, too.

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  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Jan 28, 2012 at 07:40 AM
    NO MORE DEMOCRATS!! ENOUGH!!! law and order, and just basic Americanism is what we need, not criminals writing the laws and raping the nation...
  • by RN Location: Pitt on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:42 PM
    I hope we dont have to worry about that, I hope we get a Republican in office so we can get our state back where it should be, the Dem's have run it in the ground !!
  • by Really on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:36 PM
  • by rapper Location: wilson on Jan 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM
    Go Dems ! NC needs more Democrats running things around here. Got to discourage the Rethugs and send them packin' to some place like SC or Georgia or Mississippi.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:37 AM in reply to rapper
      When you mix koolaid, follow the directions on the back and try not to free lance it....
  • by Me Too Location: NC on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:40 PM
    The vultures are lining up!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Delta Location: g town on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:21 PM
    I had more than enough democrats, give me something different

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