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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina state House member will
announce Saturday morning he’s in the race for governor.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Bill Faison said Friday he will make his
announcement at the Greensboro hotel where North Carolina Democrats
are holding their annual winter dinner that night.

Faison is an Orange County lawmaker who had toyed for months
about a gubernatorial bid and suggested in November fellow party
member Gov. Beverly Perdue wouldn’t run. Perdue announced Thursday
she wouldn’t seek a second term.

Faison’s entry in the race assures there will be a May 8
Democratic gubernatorial primary. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton announced
late Thursday he was running for the top executive branch spot.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • SurfCityTom

    keep putting up these types of candidates. They do not have state wide appeal; they likely can not raise the funds needed.

    The Republicans have a much better chance of capturing the Governorship with this caliber of candidate.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday

    They’re going to put Walter Dalton up as their nominee.

    That said, the outcome of this race will depend entirely on the federal election, the same as 2008.

    With people already disgusted with the two front-running Republicans, it’s not going to take too much to tip the beam and have another cascade down to the state level. I don’t think it would be as bad as 2008, because a lot of people are disgusted with Obama, too, but if he wins re-election, don’t be surprised if Walter Dalton is the next governor.

  • Why

    Who is he?

  • robo

    Says he will restore education and health care jobs? Didn’t know we lost them. We need something besides this Perdue approach in the office.

  • SurfCityTom

    I knew prior to the announcement she was stepping down. Dalton & Faison have both announced. My sources tell me to watch Erskine Bowles. McIntyre will never give up the security of his House seat.

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