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Bev Perdue will not debate her opponents in southeastern North Carolina, but she promises to come back if she's elected governor.

The Democrat spoke to supporters Thursday morning at Whitey's Restaurant in Wilmington, but she will not stay in town to take part in a forum WWAY is co-sponsoring Friday night. Perdue said the five debates she did in other parts of the state are enough. If you missed those, she said you can watch all five hours of debates online.

WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo asked Perdue, "What about people who don't have access to the Internet, and don't have access to high-speed internet in rural communities?"

Perdue replied, "Every library in the state has high-speed internet access, and if that's a problem, there's always somebody, somewhere that they can use the Internet."

Perdue said if elected, she will hold the first of her planned town hall meetings in New Hanover County in mid-January.

During the primary season, Perdue also skipped a debate here in Wilmington. She blamed that on a scheduling conflict, even though she was in town that night and the day after.

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2016 years 2 months ago

If the national government is controlled by the Democrats, and, of course, NC is Democrat controlled, how many Democrats can the taxpayers carry? It will be interesting to see how much tax burden taxpayers can carry, and more importantly, when will they tire of doing so?
As far as Perdue is concerned, why bother with “less important” southeastern NC, with the Democrats so in control of the state. Confidence can be read as arrogance. We need checks and balances in our state government, enough total Democrat control in NC.
If Perdue is elected, I will miss her town hall meeting in NHC.… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

I just think she is the lessor of two evils.
I’d rather elect Buddy the Farmer than these two jabronies

2016 years 2 months ago

She refuses to debate McCrory but yet says she’ll visit us if she wins the governor’s race. What a ridiculous comment. What she is really saying is that “I don’t want to leave my posh Lt. Gov mansion for a debate in which I will obviously lose”. She doesn’t care about the folks of NC any more that Easley does. They know that the Democrats have a choke hold on the NC governor’s office and the legislature. Talk about needing a change. It’s fine to vote for Obama because changing from Republican to Democrat… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

We need to break the death grip the corrupt good’ol boy Democrats have in Raleigh, of which she is immersed up to her eyeballs. She needs to go, Rand most assuredly needs to go, Soles needs to go….

We need a state Senate that listens to the people, not the sound of the thirty pieces of silver jingling in their pockets.

2016 years 2 months ago

This should be no surprise. This has been the history for the Democrat Party this election cycle. Senator McCain challenged Senator Obama to “town hall” debates all over the country thru this entire election. He has repeatedly refused to debate at town hall meetings. Senator Obama would only debate when he had the liberal news media to cover his butt. Bev Perdue is only following his example. What COWARDS! If they didn’t have the liberal news covering their back, they wouldn’t debate. This only proves to me, they only have THEIR… Read more »

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