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Etheridge Banking On Allies, Doggedness To Secure Democratic Nomination For Governor PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:12

FAYETTEVILLE, (AP) — Bob Etheridge was a fixture in North Carolina office for nearly 40 years before Republican Renee Ellmers narrowly defeated him for his congressional seat in 2010.

Now he's taking another chance to prove his political mettle by getting into the Democratic primary for governor after incumbent Beverly Perdue decided not to seek re-election. 
He said he couldn't sit on the sidelines while he believes the GOP-led Legislature is doing grave damage to public education.
The 70-year-old Etheridge is counting on help from allies going back to his days as a Harnett County commissioner, state legislator and state school superintendent as the May primary approaches.
Etheridge's congressional voting record is already being challenged by primary opponents. He says doggedness wins the respect of voters even when they disagree with you.
Last Updated on Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:13
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