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McCrory won't run for re-election as Charlotte mayor

Posted December 11, 2008

— Former Republican candidate for governor Pat McCrory said Thursday he will not seek an eighth term as mayor of Charlotte.

McCrory, who has held a record seven terms in office, said he made the decision not to seek another mayoral term in January, prior to announcing his candidacy for governor.

McCrory lost to Democrat Beverly Perdue last month in the closest governor's race in 36 years in North Carolina.

McCrory received 47 percent of the vote in the November election.

His mayoral term ends in December 2009.


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  • jeffthompson Dec 11, 2008

    Not everyone in Charlotte dis likes McCrory...I am a die hard Democrat...but voted for McCrory EVERY time for Mayor & for Govenor. He has done alot of wonderful things here in Charlotte and has been elected mayor a record 7 terms.

    Mcrory did nothing to the Charlotte-Mecjlenburg School district...drugs & gangs & thugs has sent the school district down the toilet. That is why people that can afford it send their kids to private school.

    GO PAT GO! :)

  • Mitch Dec 11, 2008

    I thought McCrory would have been an excellent governor. He trounced Perdue in the debates where she managed to appear. I really thought the voters here had more sense that this.

  • london12 Dec 11, 2008

    Mark these words...McCrory will be elected Governor in 2012. He'll have much more time to prepare and campaign without having the mayor's job. Plus, the "Obama factor" will not be there in his way again.

  • teacher56 Dec 11, 2008

    I am soooo glad McCrory is no more!!! He would have devastated the education system in this state as he had done in Charlotte.

  • cgj1978o Dec 11, 2008

    "I'm still trying to get over the shock that people actually voted for Purdue."

    It's called Democrat straight ticket. It doesn't matter that Perdue didn't show up for gubernatorial debates to give her message, and sounded like a dumb blonde when she did. She had a (D) next to her name. Therefore she is governor.

  • vote4changeASAP Dec 11, 2008

    McCroy needs to remain mayor of Charlotte during the next four economic turbulent years. If he can manage to lead NC's largest city productively, then the results should be a comparison between the next governor race. If he is a poor leader, that reflection will be out in the open as well.

    Anyone who voted for Perdue can pay my share of the new taxes she will help impose on us to pay for roads and highways. All Democrats in NC seem to know how to do is tax and spend. We are in a desperate financial crisis because of Hunt and Easley's leadership. Perdue will finish driving the stake.

  • Mr. Right Dec 11, 2008

    I'm still trying to get over the shock that people actually voted for Purdue. Did they not know about her connections with the crooked Basnight bunch?

  • workingforthosethatwont Dec 11, 2008

    McCrory in 2012!

  • FragmentFour Dec 11, 2008

    Bryan, if there is a crook in the deal, it's probably NOT going to be Purdue.

  • Little John Dec 11, 2008

    McCrory just needs to go away. The voters in Charlotte showed how much they disliked him. Get over it!!