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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Today was the first full day of Walter Dalton’s campaign for governor. He spent part of it here in the Cape Fear.

The current lieutenant governor visited Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington a day after filing to run. Dalton says his game plan changed when Gov. Bev Perdue announced she would not run for re-election.

The Democrat says he plans to work well with both parties in the legislature to bring change for the state.

Dalton says one thing he knows needs work is economic incentives to draw business. He says he knows not everyone is a fan of incentives, but to be competitive with other states, North Carolina needs to step up its game, as it did for the film industry.

“You’ve got ‘Iron Man 3’ and Marvel being filmed here, along with others. That is a great thing,” Lt. Gov. Dalton said. “It will help build the economy now. It helps build the economy for the future, but if we didn’t have those types of incentives, we wouldn’t have that business.”

Dalton says he also thinks the state needs to refocus on education. He says it’s important to support the state system now to ensure a strong future.

We’ll have our full interview with Dalton Monday on WWAWY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 p.m.

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  • SurfCityTom

    he was the education Governor wannabe.

    Today he’s the business and jobs Governor wannabe.

    Where was he during the protracted efforts to bring the tire plant and Caterpillar to southeastern NC?

    And specifically, what would he have done differently. That’s assuming he was aware of the projects.

    Don’t forget, his relationship with the current Governor is so strong,Smiley advised him by memo when she made her first out of country excursion during the first 30 days of her administration. And she eft him with no game plan to work on while she was abroad.

  • taxpayer

    Bev was with him in spirit while she was out of the country. Just as she was praying for our citizens when the tornado struck last year…while she was watching a horse race in Kentucky.

    Have you ever met a Democrat who wasn’t in favor of spending someone else’s money…yours and mine.

    Until we stop giving free condoms to the corporate whores trying to screw us out of our hard-earned tax dollars, they can all go to hell.

  • Woody White

    Walter Dalton’s lack of leadership and appreciation for the depth of his failed policies is truly stunning. For almost 20 years, he and cronies like Mike Easley, Bev Perdue, etc. have raised our taxes, and wasted our money. And while North Carolina enjoys the highest corporate, gas and income taxes in the South, Dalton still thinks that the answers are to give away more tax dollars to companies that pit states against each other.
    This is the exact type of uninspired, lackluster leadership that has our state in the mess it faces.

  • Robo

    Dalton is a clone of Gov. Bev Perdue. He knows nothing about bringing business to NC.


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