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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A 90-year-old Harnett County man says he’s running North Carolina governor on a platform of creating a state foundation that would allow North Carolina government to reduce or possibly eliminate taxes over time.

Physician Bruce Blackmon filed Tuesday at the State Board of Elections to become a candidate in the Democratic primary. Another Harnett County resident – former US Rep. Bob Etheridge – plans to file his candidate papers Wednesday morning, a few hours before the deadline.

Blackmon is the former director of health services for what is now Campbell University in Buies Creek. His platform is based on setting aside money over time to build up the state foundation.

Blackmon and Etheridge will bring to at least a dozen the number of gubernatorial candidates this year.

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

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3 Comments on "90-year-old former university doctor running for governor"

His Badness
2015 years 9 months ago

Hell no! NC doesn’t need another Good ol’ boy talking trash and then letting the people that voted for him/her down. It’s time for some new blood to take charge. Someone who is going to follow through with his/her campaign promises and not fold under pressure.

2015 years 9 months ago

This message is directed to His Badness.
Wow. I’m so glad you felt it necessary to voice your stupidity to the whole world. You obviously don’t know anything about politics. I personally know Dr. Blackmon and he is the only candidate who would keep his campaign promises. Just so you know, your opinions are not wanted or welcome. “Her Badness” should stay out of things she doesn’t understand.

2015 years 9 months ago

Go for it Dr. Blackmon! The more choices we have, the better the chance of getting a great governor for NC.


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