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« on: January 26, 2012, 10:06:08 am »
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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/26/2960545/sources-gov-bev-perdue-wont-seek.html

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Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to announce today that she will not seek a second term as governor, two sources close to the Democrat's campaign tell The News & Observer.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/26/2960545/sources-gov-bev-perdue-wont-seek.html#storylink=cpy
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 10:07:14 am »
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 10:11:30 am »
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Still Likely R. What's the Dem bench like?
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 10:57:02 am »
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 10:59:25 am »
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 11:23:03 am »
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Electorally speaking probably not too bad of a decision for Democrats.

But they need a really good candidate now, really fast.
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2012, 11:43:34 am »
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I think Roy Cooper would be the strongest candidate. What do you think ?
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2012, 12:00:22 pm »
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Roy Cooper? Meh. I think if the dems want to run someone good, I'd pick Heath Shuler. I could be wrong, but I feel like if this man run, he could actually take the election. Certainly couldnt go after him for being afraid to stand up to big momma Pelosi.
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 12:11:19 pm »
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This is an AWFUL day to be an NC Demcorat!!!!

I wake up, check the news and see that Bev Perdue AND Brad Miller are retiring!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012, 12:30:27 pm »
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I instantly thought of Miles when I saw this on Google.

Hopefully Democrats can't get a good recruit, which could further impact Obama's chances in NC.
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 02:00:53 pm »
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I instantly thought of Miles when I saw this on Google.

Hopefully Democrats can't get a good recruit, which could further impact Obama's chances in NC.

It probably won't affect Obama. He pulled Perdue to victory in 2008.
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 04:03:52 pm »
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-Erskine Bowles
-Roy Cooper
-Heath Shuler
-Brad Miller (now that he's retiring)

could make the election interesting.
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 04:10:20 pm »
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Roy Cooper has announced he won't run for Governor.

I say we draft Larry Kissell. Shuler and McIntyre at least have a fighting chance in their districts; I really don't see hoe Kissell holds his new district anyway.
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2012, 04:12:20 pm »
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Roy Cooper has announced he won't run for Governor.

Today or long time ago ?
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 04:25:10 pm »
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Roy Cooper or Brad Miller would be the Democrats best chance...
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 04:37:51 pm »
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Roy Cooper has announced he won't run for Governor.

Today or long time ago ?

Today.

"Thursday morning Attorney General Roy Cooper immediately said in a press release that he was not interested in running for Governor."
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 04:54:30 pm »
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PPP is saying that the Democrats should run Erskine Bowles:

"We've tested a number of Democratic alternatives to Bev Perdue over the last year and Bowles was the only one who didn't trail McCrory. In October we found the two tied at 42%....

...In 2004 Bowles was burdened by a Kerry/Edwards ticket that was very weak in North Carolina and lost the state by 12 points.  What people might forget is that Bowles lost by only 5 points, outrunning the Presidential ticket by 7.  The Presidential landscape in North Carolina has changed dramatically since 2004 and with the state looking like a dead heat if Bowles could outrun Obama by just 2-3 points he'd probably find himself in the Governor's Mansion."
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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 05:07:27 pm »
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PPP is saying that the Democrats should run Erskine Bowles:

"We've tested a number of Democratic alternatives to Bev Perdue over the last year and Bowles was the only one who didn't trail McCrory. In October we found the two tied at 42%....

...In 2004 Bowles was burdened by a Kerry/Edwards ticket that was very weak in North Carolina and lost the state by 12 points.  What people might forget is that Bowles lost by only 5 points, outrunning the Presidential ticket by 7.  The Presidential landscape in North Carolina has changed dramatically since 2004 and with the state looking like a dead heat if Bowles could outrun Obama by just 2-3 points he'd probably find himself in the Governor's Mansion."


Oh please, McCory would wipe the table with Bowles.
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2012, 05:50:29 pm »
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-Erskine Bowles

He lost two successive Senate elections.
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012, 12:13:31 am »
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With Shuler we'd lose a House seat but he'd be incredibly formidable for the Governorship. And I think holding the governor's mansion is a hell of a lot better than one house seat.
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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2012, 12:17:33 am »
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Walter Dalton is running.
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2012, 12:20:05 am »
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-Erskine Bowles

He lost two successive Senate elections.

In two strong Republican years, plus the state has changed since then.
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2012, 03:25:02 pm »
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PPP is saying that the Democrats should run Erskine Bowles:

"We've tested a number of Democratic alternatives to Bev Perdue over the last year and Bowles was the only one who didn't trail McCrory. In October we found the two tied at 42%....

...In 2004 Bowles was burdened by a Kerry/Edwards ticket that was very weak in North Carolina and lost the state by 12 points.  What people might forget is that Bowles lost by only 5 points, outrunning the Presidential ticket by 7.  The Presidential landscape in North Carolina has changed dramatically since 2004 and with the state looking like a dead heat if Bowles could outrun Obama by just 2-3 points he'd probably find himself in the Governor's Mansion."

Bowles was ahead for the entire 2004 Senatorial race until the last few weeks when the Republicans came home.  This is good news for the Democrats.  Similar to VA, the suburban/urban areas are growing faster and the Democrats are more formidable than ever here.
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2012, 12:24:32 am »
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North Carolina hasn't elected a Republican governor since 1988 (an incredibly long losing streak). Why are the Dems suddenly lacking any backups to replace Bev Perdue? Their gubernatorial candidates have outperformed the national nominee in every single contest since 1992 and they have quite a few centrist current and former congressmen who'd ostensibly be competitive candidates.

Its because McCrory is an especially strong candidate. 

If he wasn't running again, I'm pretty sure Perdue would be running for reelection. PPP tested a few non-McCrory Republicans against her and she was ahead.
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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2012, 12:30:07 am »
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McCrory has the ability to outrun the GOP Prez candidate by 10 points or so in Mecklenburg county, which makes it difficult to beat him. And he would have outrun the ticket by even more without the Obama surge their of minority straight ticket Dem voters.

Didn't he get like 70% in the 9th district in 2008, while McCain got 55%?


The only way to beat him is to get rural voters who don't much care for moderate city boys to defect to the Democrat, the McCain/Perdue voters, basically.
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