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Poll: Two-Time Dem Loser Best Hope For NC Gubernatorial Race?

January 31st, 2012 No comments

Erskine Bowles

Embattled North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue has recently announced her decision not to pursue a second term as governor.  The latest statewide polling data indicate that Erskine Bowles,  is looked upon as “by far the strongest Democratic candidate” to run against Republican Pat McCrory, a former mayor of Charlotte.  In the 2008 race against Purdue, McCrory lost his bid for governor by a 50-46 margin.

Bowles, an investment banker  who was former President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff,  ran two unsuccessful bids for U.S. Senate against Elizabeth Dole in 2002 and Richard Burr in 2004.   Bowles also served as  Co-Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform which failed to bring Obama’s “Super Committee” to a national debt reduction agreement.

I find it amusing that the party that brought us the occupy movement may now offer a wealthy investment banker, with two previous failed bids for elected public office,  as their best hope to win the governorship of an important swing state. 

From the Raleigh News and Observer

Democrats pursue Bowles for governor’s race

BY ROB CHRISTENSEN

When Erskine Bowles left the presidency of the University of North Carolina last year, he ruled out a future in elective politics.

“I have empirical data that I was a terrible politician,” he said, referring to his two unsuccessful runs for U.S. Senate.

But despite Bowles’ self-assessment, Democrats launched a major lobbying effort to get him to run for governor after Gov. Bev Perdue said last week she would not run for re-election.

Bowles, say friends and associates, is seriously weighing a gubernatorial bid, but is said to be genuinely undecided. Bowles has not returned inquiries from reporters.

Until Bowles makes a decision, he has essentially frozen the field of potential Democratic candidates beyond the two who have already announced their candidacies: Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and state Rep. Bill Faison of Orange County.

The reason Bowles, 66, a Charlotte investment banker, casts such a shadow is self-evident.

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Herman Cain Wins South Carolina Tea Party Straw Poll With 55% of Vote

October 15th, 2011 No comments

 

 

From CNN

Cain wins big in South Carolina tea party straw poll

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) – Surging Republican presidential contender Herman Cain has picked up another morale booster in the race for the GOP nomination.

The conservative businessman decisively won a tea party straw poll held in Columbia, South Carolina, Saturday afternoon.

Cain captured an eye-popping 55% of the vote. His closest challenger, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, picked up 14.5%. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann garnered 8% to come in third.

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