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Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Forest getting sworn in early

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Dan Forest isn't waiting until North Carolina's public inauguration to become North Carolina's next lieutenant governor.

Forest's transition office said Tuesday the Republican would be officially sworn in to the No. 2 executive branch position at noon on Jan. 7. The private ceremony is happening in the Senate chambers of the old Capitol building.

Republican Gov.-elect Pat McCrory also plans to get sworn in Jan. 5 at the same location. McCrory said he didn't want to wait until the outdoor inaugural ceremonies for Council of State members Jan. 12 because he wanted to be in office when the Legislature reconvened Jan. 9.

Forest couldn't perform his primary duty - presiding over the North Carolina Senate - if he waited until Jan. 12.

Forest narrowly beat Democrat Linda Coleman in November.

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