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Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 9:34pm.

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) -- A Cleveland County printing company president is ready to join the North Carolina Senate, although only for a year. Wes Westmoreland was unanimously chosen Thursday by local Republicans to succeed GOP Sen. Debbie Clary, whose resignation took effect earlier this week. State law obligates Gov. Beverly Perdue to appoint Westmoreland to the Senate. The Shelby Star reported Westmoreland plans to only serve the remainder of Clary's two-year term because redistricting has put him and current Sen. Warren Daniel of Burke County in the same redrawn district. Westmoreland said he will back Daniel in November. Westmoreland previously ran for the state Senate, losing in 2006 to Democrat Walter Dalton, who is now lieutenant governor. Clary is finishing more than 17 years in the Legislature, mostly in the House. (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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