In an article posted on Politico Tuesday morning, author David Catanese, weighed in on the North Carolina gubanatorial race. Catanese argueed that the Democratic National Committee is urging the primary candidates to “define Pat McCrory“. Since the focus is now off Governor Beverly Perdue, the DNC argues, they need to focus on uncovering Pat McCrory’s “negatives”.
…but as pollster Fred Yang writes …, McCrory, … has so far benefited from little scrutiny because of Perdue’s consistent problems.
As far back as mid-2011, Rep. Bill Faison (D-Orange) began began publicly toying with the idea of entering the governor’s race. He knew Governor Perdue had made serious flubs during her term and turned the public against her. Her numbers were falling faster than a heavy rain.
Faison recently announced, and is currently advertising on cable television. His main problem is name recognition, though his team hopes that staying on TV can change that. Tuesday, he spent the day campaigning in your blogger’s home area, eastern North Carolina.
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has also officially entered the race. Others said to be considering the race are former Second District Congressman Bobby Ethridge, and former Clinton Chief-of-Staff, Erskine Bowles, the favorite of the DC crowd.
Top NC Democrats passing on the race include 11th District Congressman Heath Shuler, and Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx.
McCrory will have his hands full with either of the two announced candidates. He had such a lead over Governor Beverly Perdue that all North Carolina Republicans are disappointed that they won’t have her ”to kick around anymore”.
Katy’s Conservative Corner endorsed Pat McCrory in a post on Monday. Tuesday afternoon in Greensboro, he officially entered the race in Guilford County, his home area.