Local Politics

Perdue to run for re-election in 2012

Posted November 9, 2010
Updated November 10, 2010

— Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to run for re-election in 2012, a source told WRAL News on Tuesday.

Perdue is state's 73rd governor. She was inaugurated in January of 2009 after she beat Republican Pat McCrory in the 2008 election.

While talking to business leaders from across the state Wednesday about supporting education, the governor said her immediate priorities are dealing with the state budget deficit and trying to jump-start North Carolina's economy.

"I don't want to make it a deal. It's much too early to think about re-election," she said. "Right now, we've got to focus on bringing North Carolina's unemployment rate down and helping kids get jobs."

Perdue is the first woman ever elected governor in North Carolina.


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  • rhess2 Nov 11, 2010

    Don't count Governor Perdue out just yet. Two years is a long time away in politics. Blaming the Governor for the downturn of the economy that is a National/worldwide problem is ridiculous. Oh yes "kiss our grits", banning smoking can be counted as one of her accomplishments. In case you don't realize it yet, smoking is a major health hazard and NC is now more than a tobacco State, the latter we should not be so proud of. As far as Governor Perdue going to Federal prison, what happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? I guess her political opponents are investigators, prosecutor, judge and jury who use her legal issues to further their own agendas. Too bad they can't do it on their own merits.

  • highoaksfarm Nov 11, 2010

    Bev. can go down with Pelosi. She has done nothing for the betterment of the people or state of North Carolina.She should be caned in public and rode out of Raleigh on a kin of a mule. I work with approx. 900 folks and non, zero, nada want this bim bo back.No smoking in a tobacco state , kiss our grits.

  • independentvoter3 Nov 11, 2010

    Now that's a joke! You can't run for office from Federal Prison!!! Your days are numbered Bev!!!Both you and Easley are one the way to the BIG TIME!

  • jscletsplay1002002 Nov 11, 2010

    just last week I read here on wral, at least 2 companies moving here. That means jobs right? Way to go Bev and team! keep up the good job of bringing jobs here to NC.

    Oh yeah tell the ones who dont want to give you a list of cuts that they would prefer, Cut where you want, they appearently dont care. I know your better than me, because I would cut them where it really hurts, thier personal wallet, instead of asking their preference.

  • mdscgardner Nov 11, 2010

    Someone please awaken Bev, explain to her she ran and won in 2008 and the people of North Carolina are waiting for her to begin her job.

  • bbrown07 Nov 11, 2010

    She is a ONE TIMER like Obama

  • demo7691 Nov 11, 2010

    Take the money you will waste and dig a hole. That will be the only good that will come from it. I dont see her winning again

  • mikeyj Nov 10, 2010

    The only thing "Perdue" has going now is the recipe for
    Cacciatore. Ah c'mon smile.

  • keneds Nov 10, 2010

    what a waste of money Bev

  • superman Nov 10, 2010

    She better save her time and energy. No sane sensible reasonanble person would vote for her again. She has her chance.