Candidates keep up tight NC lt. governor race


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Submitted: Wed, 11/07/2012 - 5:59pm
Updated: Thu, 11/08/2012 - 2:04pm
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EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEGH, NC (AP) — The very tight campaign to become North Carolina’s next lieutenant governor is continuing, with both sides gearing up for a recount battle that could go on for weeks.

Democrat Linda Coleman sent a fundraising email to supporters Wednesday asking for money to keep her fight going for state government’s No. 2 executive position.

Campaign manager Hal Weatherman says Republican Dan Forest’s effort also geared up for an extended fight Wednesday by reaching out to contributors and hiring an attorney.

Coleman trails Forest by about 11,000 votes out of nearly 4.4 million cast. That’s within the margin that would entitle the Democrat to ask for a recount if the numbers hold after county elections boards hold an official count late next week.

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2 Comments

  • just me says:

    As is typical with Democrats, they want to waste taxpayers money for their own personal gains. She lost by 11,000 votes. Why not do the honorable thing and save the citizens from the financial burden of doing a recount. Of course being a democrat she probably doesn’t know the meaning of the word “honor”.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    a few hundred votes, it would be worth the tax payers’ expense to fund a recount.

    But the margin was 11,000.

    Maybe she should just go quietly and enjoy her State Retiree Pension.

    Or is she concerned the pension fund is so underfunded, there might not be suffient funds?

    And who was head of the State Employees prior to retiring in order to seek this position?

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