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  • Crumps Br0ther Oct 31, 5:59 p.m.

    This should be a re-election effort and it would be if the typical voter was INFORMED.
    Z Man

    Bev backed out on her own...more or less. Im sure the party had something to do with it. Maybe they knew Barry would have harder time with NC this time and threw her under the bus early. That kind of informed voter?

  • quikdraw2 Oct 31, 4:04 p.m.

    as an active Democrat, I honestly could not recommend to any of my friends to vote for Dalton. I see no change.....Easley - Perdue - Dalton. I am still angry that Robert Moore did not get the nomin in 2008. I did not want Perdue. I did not like what I did when I voted today, something I have NEVER done.....I did not vote for Gov. I just could not lie to myself...I thought long about it....there was no other choice for me.

  • sweetums googoo Oct 31, 3:30 p.m.

    If the "typical" voter was informed there would be no republican challengers for ANY political office...

    It is a shame that NC will be regressed back to "fill in your favorite backwoods slur here..." status...

    Glad NC has proven once again to be just as silly as the rest of the Nation thinks we are.

    Great job...

  • injameswetrust2003 Oct 31, 3:21 p.m.

    Z-Man, you can't be serious. Bev would have lost in a landslide. She was one of the most unpopular governors we have EVER had. Scandals and bad decisions abounded. Walter Dalter is suffering the same fate as Bev although probably with more votes.

  • Z Man Oct 31, 1:31 p.m.

    This should be a re-election effort and it would be if the typical voter was INFORMED.

  • citizensoldier16 Oct 31, 1:18 p.m.

    McCrory is the clear choice for North Carolina. The last thing we need is Dalton...who is just Perdue Part 2.

  • dae66 Oct 31, 11:49 a.m.

    I do not think libs can argue the fact that Perdue followed by Dalton would be double trouble for our state. I hope and pray that the new administrations coming in will begin to repair many years of damage. That includes Mr. Romney.

  • prophetdavis08 Oct 31, 11:37 a.m.

    Regardless of who win, God is still in control!!!

  • wildpig777 Oct 31, 11:24 a.m.

    nice safe reporting there WRAL!!!!

  • Skywatch_NC Oct 31, 11:22 a.m.

    Very nice! NC is tired of liberal governors after so many years.

  • PanthersFan45 Oct 31, 10:00 a.m.

    "Traditional Democratic efforts to get out the vote before Election Day also haven't helped Dalton much, according to the poll."

    It looks like the straight party ticket voters have been reduced. I sure hope so, Bev Perdue was a HUGE mistake in 2008. Reading an entire ballot and choosing the person that can best lead (w/o looking at the political party) should be considered. Some people are so dug in that they feel there's nothing but evil coming out of the other party. I have voted numerous times as UNA and I have found Ideas in both parties I like, but when 1 candidate has a more substance oriented plan to accomplish things and I feel they will produce good results, I will vote for them. McCrory is the clear choice here IMHO.

  • WageSlave Oct 31, 8:41 a.m.

    Pat is one of Bushs old Homeland Security guys. I am sure he will keep government small...yea. As someone said earlier. The Koch brothers are laughing all the way to the bank. Two party system working just as planned.

  • Screw WrAl Oct 30, 7:09 p.m.

    Those who waste a vote for Walter need to turn in their voter card. After this election they are not allowed to vote ever again.

    Welcome Pat, you'll spend your first term cleaning up Bev's screw ups, but your second term will take the state to new heights!

  • ckblackm Oct 30, 6:56 p.m.

    Keep drinking the Kool Aid, Tax Man... the Koch brothers are laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Tax Man Oct 30, 6:40 p.m.

    Great news! We are so happy just to have Bev leave the state - hopefully to never return! And Pat will do such a good job in comparison. Now, as long as Obama is removed it is starting to look like 2013 will be a very good year for American and Real Americans! You know, those who were born here and who did create their own fortunes and businesses.

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