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Race for NC lieutenant governor has clear choice

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EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina's election for lieutenant governor is a contest between two first-time candidates for statewide election with very different backgrounds and outlooks.

Republican Dan Forest is the son of retiring US Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte and a former architect who leans on his party's Tea Party and evangelical blocs. Democrat Linda Coleman has been a state worker for more than 30 years and was Gov. Bev Perdue's state personnel director before stepping down to run for the state's No. 2 office.

Forest promises to work to eliminate the state's corporate income tax and maybe even the personal income tax the state collects.

Coleman said she would fight to restore cuts in funding public education.

Polls show a close race, with more than 10 percent of voters still undecided.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

10/9/2012 9:50:00 AM (GMT -4:00)

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