Currin had backing in various party segments but the main support camefrom the religious right. Currin also was endorsed by by the N.C. Right toLife Committee.
Currin told the 1500 delegates prior to the vote that they should notbend their conservative principles, particularly on the abortion question.
The other candidates were Bill Graham, a Raleigh attorney and formerstate banking commissioner, and N.C. Rep. Rick Eddins, a Raleighbusinessman.