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  • In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

    06/28/2016 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | June 27, 2016 | staff reporter
    One of the country's leading poultry companies, Perdue Farms, announced plans Monday to make both life and death a little easier for its chickens. The changes are a break with current standard practices in the industry, and animal welfare groups are cheering.
  • Rubio backs Cruz on tougher penalties for illegal immigrants

    10/23/2015 9:01:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 23, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Marco Rubio is backing a push to increase penalties for undocumented immigrants who reenter the country after previously being deported. The Florida Republican signed onto legislation from fellow 2016 White House hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday, according to the Congressional Record. Under Cruz's legislation, undocumented immigrants face additional prison time if they reenter the country after being deported, including a minimum five-year sentence if they were previously convicted of an aggravated felony or of illegally reentering the country twice. The Texas Republican is expected to come to the Senate floor next week to try to pass the...
  • Georgia's starting to look good....

    11/04/2014 7:27:27 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    WSB ^ | 11/04/2014 | Laz
    Also, results at Politico.... with 70 % county reports, including 50% totals in Dekalb and Fulton (heavy democrat), we have Perdue at 57% and Nunn at 41%. (997,236 for Perdue, 720,071 for Nunn) I expect it to tighten, but it has been 57% to 41% all evening, and with the 50% reporting-in of two heavy liberal enclaves, I would have expected a much more tight race. I'm starting to think Perdue will win without needing a runoff. Governor results are very similar.
  • Michelle Nunn’s Hopes in Georgia Are Fading in Final Stretch

    11/03/2014 1:36:14 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/02/2014 | Nate Cohn
    One of the few bits of bad news for Republicans over the last couple of months was the Georgia Senate race, where the Democrat, Michelle Nunn, pulled into a tie with the Republican, David Perdue, after a 2005 deposition was revealed in which Mr. Perdue said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing. But most polls over the last week or so show Mr. Perdue retaking a lead, with Ms. Nunn now trailing by about two or three percentage points. Mr. Perdue’s gains come from white voters. He now leads Ms. Nunn by about 40 percentage points among...
  • Georgia's Laconic U.S. Senate Race

    11/01/2014 10:29:23 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 1, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    It's Perdue vs. Reid:: By: Larry Walker II ::On October 2nd, President Barack Obama correctly uttered, “I am not on the ballot this fall... But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” True, Obama is 'Not' on the ballot this fall, but he neglected to mention that his left-hand henchman, the one responsible for ramming through Obamacare without any Republican support, for killing more legislation passed by the people's house than any other Senate majority leader in U.S. history, and the second most divisive and hated man in American politics today, Harry Reid...
  • Parties brace for war over voter [40K] registrations in Ga. Senate race

    10/31/2014 2:27:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Georgia's tight Senate race could be headed for the courtroom after voters head to the ballot box. A state judge ruled earlier this week against civil rights groups seeking to force the Georgia secretary of State to account for roughly 40,000 voter registrations that were filed but allegedly haven't shown up on the voting rolls. Those voters could have a big impact on the tight open seat contest between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue. That initial ruling raises the possibility of further post-election legal action — and is likely to increase the number of potential provisional ballots, the...
  • U.S. SEN. JEFF SESSIONS: Electing David Perdue would foil Obamas immigration plans

    10/29/2014 10:40:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Albany Herald ^ | Jeff Sessions
    On the most important issue of our time – an issue that directly affects our communities, our schools, our economy, and our security – Michelle Nunn has sided with President Obama, amnesty activists, and billionaire special interests over the citizens of her own state. ##She has pledged to vote for an immigration bill [S.744] that will reduce your wages, increase unemployment, and place enormous new burdens on your family.
  • Poll: Perdue surges ahead of Nunn [women driving surge]; Deal leads Carter

    10/30/2014 2:51:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2014 | Carla Caldwell
    Republican David Perdue h as surged ahead of Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race to fill the senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, according to the latest poll by SurveyUSA conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. With less than a week to go before the election, Perdue has 48 percent of the vote. Nunn has 45 percent. In a SurveyUSA poll last week, Nunn held 46 percent of the vote and Perdue had 44 percent. Libertarian Senate candidate Amanda Swafford polled at 3 percent. Five percent of voters are undecided. Perdue's gain is credited...
  • In Georgia, Democrats’ last hope for preventing GOP takeover is collapsing

    10/29/2014 11:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The polls this cycle have been cruel to Democrats. A number of surveys have given the president’s party undue hope that they could pull off the impossible on Election Day and retain control of the U.S. Senate. But, like Lucy van Pelt ripping the set football away from a rushing Charlie Brown at the very last minute, Democrats have been robbed of that intoxicating hope just as the buzz was getting good. After abandoning the party’s nominee as determined by the voters, Democrats were thrilled by the prospect that ruby red Kansas might elect a Democrat masquerading as an independent...
  • Survey USA: Senate race has flipped in Georgia [Perdue now leads]

    10/28/2014 1:15:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Going into the final week, the close Senate races are beginning to shake out — and perhaps get caught in the national wave. That may be the case in Georgia, where Survey USA’s polling shows a five-point shift in the race between Michelle Nunn and David Perdue to replace Saxby Chambliss. Last week, Nunn edged Perdue 46/44, but Perdue now leads 48/45 with seven days left. The “dramatic” difference, Survey USA reports, is among women: Compared to a WXIA-TV pre-election tracking poll one week ago, Democrat Michelle Nunn is upside down. One week ago, Nunn led Republican David Perdue...
  • Ted Cruz on Democratic ticket: It’s like ‘That ’70s Show’

    10/26/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Political Insider ^ | October 25, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    More GOP cavalry arrived in Georgia today as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stumped with David Perdue and Gov. Nathan Deal in Canton, invoking memories of long gas lines and stagflation as he attacked their Democratic rivals. “Here in Georgia, we’ve got on the ballot Jimmy Carter and Sam Nunn,” he said. “It’s like ‘That 70’s Show.'” The Texas firebrand echoed Perdue’s talking points by saying that an election of Michelle Nunn, the Democratic nominee, equals a stamp of approval for President Barack Obama’s agenda. Republicans need a net gain of six Senate seats to take control of the chamber, and...
  • New Polls Show Democrats Have All The Momentum In Georgia Senate Race

    10/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 10/24/14
    A new CNN/ORC Poll is the latest in a long line of polls to show Democrat Michelle Nunn leading David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race. More importantly, the CNN poll shows that Nunn would win a runoff between the two candidates. CNN reported, “Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday…Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford is pulling 5% of the vote in Georgia, keeping Nunn and Perdue from reaching the 50% threshold….In a hypothetical runoff, Nunn still holds...
  • Romney redux? Democrats focus on GOP candidate’s corporate past in Georgia race.

    10/17/2014 9:17:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe
    After attacking President Obama over his handling of the Ebola crisis and the Islamic State terrorist group, businessman and Republican Senate candidate David Perdue turned defensive this week when asked about his record on outsourcing jobs. “The criticism I’ve gotten over the last few weeks is coming from people who really have no business background and really don’t understand, you know, what it takes to create jobs and create economic value — which is really what this free enterprise system is based on,” Perdue told reporters at a Veterans of Foreign Wars social-hall event. A local television reporter tried again...
  • Nunn Leads Perdue By 3 in New SurveyUSA Poll

    10/15/2014 2:40:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 64 replies
    Peach Pundit ^ | October 15, 2014 | Jon Richards
    11 Alive has released the results of a new SurveyUSA poll that for the first time in their series of polls shows Michelle Nunn in the lead for the Georgia Senate race against David Perdue. The poll shows Democrat Michelle Nunn with 48%, Republican David Perdue with 45%, and Libertarian Amanda Swafford with 3%. 4% of voters remain undecided. While the margin of error is 4.2%, meaning that the two could conceivably be tied, that’s likely no consolation. Looking at the poll’s crosstabs, the electorate is assumed to be 61% white, 27% black, 7% Hispanic and 5% Asian. That potentially...
  • Hollywood Dems Stage Last-Minute Fundraising Drive to Save Senate Majority

    09/08/2014 12:31:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/07/2014 | Tina Daunt
    Major fundraisers are planned in September for Alison Lundergan Grimes and Michelle Nunn to boost faltering campaigns With their control of the Senate hanging in precarious balance, Democrats are papering Hollywood with last-minute fundraising appeals, and three of the entertainment industry’s anointed political stars this season are coming west to make their 11th-hour midterm cases in person. One email invitation to the coming weeks' full calendar of events desperately urged the industry Democrats to open their wallets because “there’s so much at stake.” Two of the favored trio — Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky and Michelle Nunn in Georgia —...
  • Leaked Document From Senate Democratic Candidate: ‘Tremendous Financial Opportunity’ With Jews

    07/28/2014 12:56:05 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 7/28/14 | Alex Pappas
    Michelle Nunn — the Democrat running in the very close U.S. Senate contest in Georgia — has a problem on her hands now that an exhaustive campaign plan drafted by aides has leaked in the media. The document, revealed online Monday by the National Review, describes the candidate’s liabilities likely to be exploited by opponents. It also specifically describes the necessity of raising money from Jews, Asians and gays while working to increase turnout of African-Americans and Latinos. Speaking of the Jewish community, the document notes: “There is tremendous financial opportunity.” “Michelle’s position on Israel will largely determine the level...
  • Ex-Reebok CEO Wins GOP Senate Primary

    07/23/2014 1:33:24 PM PDT · by PoloSec
    Newser ^ | July 23 2014 | Rob Quinn
    (Newser) – Businessman David Perdue has won the GOP nomination for a Senate race the party cannot afford to lose. Perdue, former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, narrowly beat 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston in a runoff election in Georgia to become the party's Senate nominee, reports the New York Times. He will face Democrat Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, in a race seen as key to control of the Senate for the last years of President Obama's term. Democrats see Georgia as their best chance of picking up another Senate seat this fall, while Republicans need...
  • David Perdue wins Republican Senate nomination

    07/22/2014 10:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 22, 2014 | Daniel Malloy
    Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgia’s Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the party’s U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office. The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston by a narrow margin, setting up a battle of political newcomers with famous kin in the fall. Perdue’s cousin, Sonny, was a two-term governor and Nunn’s father, Sam, was a four-term U.S. Senator....
  • Jack Kingston with Laura Ingraham

    05/20/2014 11:15:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Laura Ingraham hosted Jack Kingston. Ingraham praised Kingston for his stance on immigration as he signed the FAIR pledge. He noted that few voters ask about climate change, but do ask about immigration and jobs. Kingston talked about a Contract with America II which is a six point plan of lower regulations, opportunity, lower taxes. With immigration, he stated that the costs for immigration would far exceed the benefits with comprehensive immigration reform.
  • David Perdue Sounds Like a Man Who’d Raise Taxes

    05/14/2014 4:08:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    I told you people he’d go there. You didn’t believe me. But he is a CEO who lives in the private, gated community of a private gated island. They see the world differently. CEO’s make really crappy senators because they feel compelled to cut deals and transcend the rubes of party politics to prove their own statesman like qualities. And David Perdue finally went there — exactly as I told you he would.
  • The Chamber’s Uncanny Ultimatum

    05/13/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | Daniel Horowitz
    Tom Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce, made news yesterday when he said that if Republicans fail to pass amnesty they shouldn’t even bother fielding a presidential candidate. The media is reporting Donohue’s statement as an ultimatum to the GOP – pass amnesty or lose our support. However, there is one slight problem that has been overlooked by the media. The Chamber has been dumping large sums of money into candidates who would not be caught dead backing amnesty on the campaign trail. In fact, many of them are running against amnesty. Here is a breakdown of Chamber spending...
  • The Editor's Desk: A tale of two political ads

    04/06/2014 6:38:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | Jim Thompson
    Late last month, a SurveyUSA poll for an Atlanta television station put establishment Republican congressman Jack Kingston in front of fringe tea-party favorite Republican congressman Paul Broun by eight percentage points in the race for Georgia’s open U.S. Senate seat. On Friday, though, Kingston stood to lose that ground, as both he and Broun released campaign commercials featuring fake telephone calls.
  • Palin Campaigns for Handel in Ga. Senate Race (Perdue knocks Handel's lack of college degree)

    04/03/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy
    Sarah Palin forcefully defended the only woman fighting for the Republican nomination for Georgia's open Senate seat and hit back Thursday against a rival's apparent dismissal of Karen Handel's high school education. David Perdue, the former Dollar General CEO, said that "there's a high school graduate in this race, OK? I'm sorry but these issues are so much broader, so complex" as he talked about the economy and the federal deficit during a January meeting captured on video....
  • Georgia Republican Senate hopeful in ’06: ‘solution’ to uninsured ‘has to be at the federal level’

    03/10/2014 10:33:08 AM PDT · by Reagan is King · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:42 AM 03/10/2014 | Alexis Levinson
    In 2006, Georgia Republican and Senate hopeful David Perdue said that the way to the large number of unemployed Americans needed to be dealt with at a “federal level” and could not be left to the states. At a meeting of the Retail Industry Leaders Association in 2006, Perdue, then the CEO of Dollar General, lamented the high number of uninsured people, the Dallas Morning News and Retailing Today reported at the time. “It’s a tragedy that so many people are uninsured,” Perdue said of health insurance, according to a Dallas Morning News article from Oct. 17, 2006. Read more:...
  • The Tea Party marches on in N.C. (virulent hatred of Hussein)

    12/30/2012 9:30:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    News Observer ^ | 12/28/12
    **SNIP** The main driving force in the movement has been a hatred of President Obama, a virulent hatred indeed. Now that the president has been resoundingly given another four years, the tea party’s leaders need new objects of scorn. And there’s the rub. Movements built on antagonism toward one individual tend to be short-lived, and when that individual triumphs despite loud opponents, it’s frustrating for the losers. But if the party’s over, the hangover remains. No place may have a bigger headache than North Carolina. The tea party’s push helped Republicans win control of the General Assembly, led to a...
  • NC Gov. Perdue warns of ‘coat hangers in the bath tub’ if pro-life movement gets its way [VIDEO]

    09/03/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 52 replies ^ | 09-03-2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” broadcast live from Charlotte, N.C., North Carolina Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue went out of her to blast Republicans and conservatives for their positions on social issues. “May I make a point?” Perdue said at the site of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “I’ve never seen a bunch like this here so against regulation, Chris. They want less, less, less. And then it comes to a woman in the bedroom and they want to control everything. I don’t get that.” Noted women’s issues expert and “Hardball” host Chris Matthews went on to ask Perdue if...
  • Oops: MSNBC quotes tweet from Gov. Bev Perdue parody account

    09/03/2012 11:21:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/3/12 | staff
    Bev Perdue @GovBevPerdue I made it on MSNBC this morning y'all! 3 Sep 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Its Just Me @not_hwa MSNBC...did @chucktodd really quote @GovBevPerdue? A freaking parody account? OMG the stoopid is strong today. I'm going back to bed.
  • (Totally corrupt & soon-to-be EX-NC RAT governor Bev) Perdue Team Headed To Court

    06/08/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 6/04/12 | Don Carrington
    Perdue Team Headed To CourtSeveral aides may be called to testify about illegal contributions By Don Carrington Jun. 4th, 2012 RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2008 campaign for governor ended nearly four years ago, the upcoming trial of New Bern attorney Trawick “Buzzy” Stubbs should offer further insight into her campaign’s mysterious aircraft provider program. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby maintains that the 10 flights Stubbs paid for, reported by Perdue’s campaign staff months after the election, amounted to illegal campaign donations. The trial, scheduled to begin June 11, also may provide insight into Perdue’s decision not...
  • Sitton, Former Perdue (RAT-NC) Campaign Worker and Employee, Pleads Not Guilty

    03/06/2012 2:22:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Sitton, Former Perdue Campaign Worker and Employee, Pleads Not GuiltyBy CJ Staff Mar. 5th, 2012 RALEIGH — Julia Leigh Sitton, a Morganton attorney and the former head of Gov. Bev Perdue's western North Carolina office, this morning entered a plea of not guilty to two felony charges for violations of campaign laws arising from the time she worked on the 2008 Perdue campaign. Sitton, who's also known as Juleigh Sitton, entered the plea at Wake County Superior Court through her attorney Joseph Zeszotarski. Sitton, attorney Trawick "Buzzy" Stubbs, and former Perdue campaign finance director Peter Reichard were indicted on felony...
  • Democratic governors discuss bypassing Congress with Obama

    02/25/2012 2:08:01 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama met with a group of Democratic governors on Friday and discussed plans to work around Congress toward policy goals. Gov. Jack Markell, the Democratic governor of Delaware and the vice chairman of the National Governors Association, told The Hill that the meeting was “very good” and said many of the governors were responsive to ideas about bypassing Congress. “There was a sense that none of us should wait, we can’t wait for things to happen in Congress,” Markell said of the meeting. “We’re going to do what we can do [now].” Obama has positioned himself against Congress as...
  • Messina: (NC RAT governor) Perdue wasn't pushed out (by the rookie Hussein)

    02/25/2012 12:36:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 2/23/12 | Tim Funk
    Messina: Perdue wasn't pushed outGovernor didn't confer with president about not running, Obama campaign chief says By Tim Funk - The Charlotte Observer Posted: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue did not consult with the White House or with President Barack Obama's campaign before abandoning her re-election bid, Obama national campaign manager Jim Messina told the Observer during a visit to North Carolina this week. Some political analysts have said that not having to run with Democrat Perdue, who's been lagging in the polls, would help Obama in his bid to win North Carolina and its 15 electoral...
  • Perdue is disingenuous to the end (Completely corrupt Democratic still hosts RAT convention)

    02/04/2012 12:10:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 2/01/12 | Jim Longworth
    Perdue is disingenuous to the endBy Jim Longworth Wednesday, February 1, 2012 **SNIP** It’s so like Bev to blame others for her failures and divert our attention away from her mistakes. Throughout her career in politics, Perdue has been the schoolyard bully used to getting her own way. As a state senator she wielded power over many agencies including the highway patrol. That power came in handy in July 1995 when she was involved in an alleged drunk-driving car crash. Instead of calling 911, she called a “friend” in the HP (believed to be trooper Randy Glover who, afterward received...
  • Two Political Analysts Say Gov. Perdue's Decision (to quit in NC) Doesn't Add Up

    02/01/2012 3:01:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Digitriad ^ | 1/30/12 | Philip Jones
    Two Political Analysts Say Gov. Perdue's Decision Doesn't Add UpWritten by Philip Jones 7:09 PM, Jan 30, 2012 Greensboro, NC -- We've had a few days to digest Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run for reelection, but there's still a bit of mystery surrounding her reasoning. **SNIP** "It's very difficult to see how her ... announcing she's stepping down increases the chances Republicans go back on their campaign promises from 2010 and say, 'OK, we're now open to a tax increase,'" Dinan said. Perdue said she believes she could've beat likely challenger Pat McCrory in this fall's election, but...
  • Perdue to stump for NC education (RAT calls decision not to run 'selfless' - what a sweetheart!)

    01/29/2012 5:31:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    New Bern SJ ^ | 1/28/12 | Sue Book
    Perdue to stump for NC educationSue Book January 28, 2012 6:42 PM North Carolina’s governor may not be running for re-election but she intends to actively campaign statewide in 2012 for education funding. “This is personal,” Gov. Bev Perdue said in New Bern Saturday. “This is about the future of North Carolina and I intend to lead the fight. “I care so deeply about kids and their future. I am going to go all over the state. I am going to use the bully pulpit. I am going to call out all North Carolinians and, at the end of the...
  • NC Democrats meet after Perdue nixes 2nd run (party upheaval - RAT perp still hosts convention)

    01/28/2012 1:29:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    WBTV ^ | 1/28/12
    NC Democrats meet after Perdue nixes 2nd runUpdated: Jan 28, 2012 5:24 AM EST GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Democrats are gathering for 1 of their seasonal dinners and fundraisers at a time of party upheaval after Gov. Beverly Perdue announced she wouldn't seek a second term. The North Carolina Democratic Party expected more than 500 people at Saturday evening's Sanford Hunt Frye dinner at a Greensboro hotel. The event takes on added significance as several Democrats consider whether to run in the party's gubernatorial primary.
  • North Carolina Democratic Bench Keeps Shuffling ( Gov Perdue, Rep. Miller retire)

    01/27/2012 2:31:44 AM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Roll Call ^ | January 26, 2012 | By Joshua Miller
    Will the last endangered Democratic official in North Carolina please turn out the lights? Rep. Brad Miller (D) announced his retirement this morning. Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, facing the likely prospect of an epic defeat this November, announced her decision not to run for a second term this afternoon. Later, politically vulnerable Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) opened the door to running for governor of the Tar Heel State. And a local news report tonight said Rep. Heath Shuler (D) is eyeing a bid for governor as well. A Shuler spokeswoman had no comment.
  • Sources: Perdue won't seek re-election

    01/26/2012 8:22:06 AM PST · by think4yrsf · 9 replies · 1+ views
    News and Observer ^ | Jan 26, 2012 | blogs
    UPDATED: Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to announce today that she will not seek a second term as governor, two sources close to the Democrat's campaign tell The News & Observer. Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon, a N.C. Democratic Party spokesman said. Her campaign aides began telling top Democrats in the past 24 hours. Perdue campaign spokesman Marc Farinella could not be reached for comment.
  • (NC) Gov. Perdue likely not to seek second term

    01/26/2012 7:19:55 AM PST · by lwd · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Salisbury Post ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:23 AM | Staff
    Numerous sources say Gov. Bev Perdue will not seek re-election in 2012. Perdue will turn 65 this month. Her likely opponent in the next campaign will be Pat McCrory, former Charlotte mayor and a Catawba College graduate. Sources at the Associated Press are working on a story at this time. The Raleigh News & Observer is reporting Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon. The News & Observer is also reporting that Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has about $600,000 in the bank, according to campaign finance reports. Others likely to make a run include current Charlotte Mayor Anthony...
  • 2 with ties to (North Carolina Governor Beverly) Perdue surrender at Wake jail

    11/30/2011 1:42:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL ^ | 11/30/11
    2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jailBy MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press Posted: 1:00 p.m. today RALEIGH. N.C. — Two people with close ties to North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations. Both were quickly released Wednesday on $50,000 unsecured bonds. Juleigh Sitton of Morganton recently resigned as director of the governor's Western Office. Sitton was indicted on two felony charges Monday, accused of accepting $32,000 in secret salary payments from illegal campaign donations when she worked for Perdue's 2008 campaign.
  • N.C. grand jury indicts 3 with ties to Perdue campaign (will still host RAT convention)

    11/28/2011 4:13:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Hampton Roads ^ | 11/28/11 | Gary D. Robertson and Michael Biesecker
    N.C. grand jury indicts 3 with ties to Perdue campaignPosted to: Crime News North Carolina By Gary D. Robertson and Michael Biesecker The Associated Press November 28, 2011 RALEIGH, N.C. - A Wake County grand jury on Monday indicted former campaign workers and a close family friend of North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue as part of an investigation into undisclosed flights on private airplanes leading up to her 2008 election victory. Grand jurors handed up indictments in state court against former Perdue campaign finance director Peter Reichard of Greensboro; Juleigh Sitton of Morganton, until recently the director of the governor's...
  • NC Republicans to Raise Money with Gun Competition (top prize - a Perdue turkey)

    10/22/2011 6:08:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 1+ views
    WCTI 12 ^ | 10/20/11
    NC Republicans to Raise Money with Gun CompetitionBy The Associated Press POSTED: 6:26 pm EDT October 20, 2011 **SNIP** Event admission is $1,000 per person, which includes a barbecue lunch and the "Caucus Clay Shoot" competition. An invitation to the event says the team that wins the competition will receive Perdue brand turkeys - a thinly-veiled reference to Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, who is up for re-election next year.
  • AP Investigation: Plant deal may enrich donors (Gov.Perdue)

    09/30/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 43 replies
    A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. As North Carolina's chief executive, the governor is a key decision maker in large incentives deals involving state money. She also helps appoint the board members of a foundation that's been asked to provide part of the tire plant's package. Perdue's campaign has received more than $52,000 from five men with...
  • Warning: The threat of suspended elections is real

    09/30/2011 10:54:56 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 152 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Judi McLeod
    With absolutely no proof of any kind of who he really is, Barack Obama made it to the Oval Office in 2008. There was no media vetting of the largely absentee senator from Illinois, who even back then had the temerity to compare himself to Abraham Lincoln. All anyone ever had to go on was an autobiographical book suspected of being ghost-written by an unrepentant domestic terrorist. We all know how it goes with politicians and autobiographical books.
  • Governor Beverly Perdue: The Best Government Is That Which Governs Most?

    09/30/2011 9:05:13 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 29 September 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    Governor Beverly Perdue’s recent suggestion that we suspend the 2012 elections so our Representatives can focus on getting things done has caused some to question whether she is fit to hold office. After all, if you want to preserve a wayward democratic republic, it’s probably not the best idea to suggest that democracy is what’s driving us off course. And ever since an audio surfaced of the North Carolina Democrat’s remarks, her efforts at damage control — a claim that she was simply indulging sarcasm — have been falling short. The audio reveals that her suggestion was rendered matter-of-factly, embedded...
  • NC Gov. Bev Perdue “jokes”: Let’s cancel congressional elections for a few years

    The News-Observer claims in their headline that she was “joking” but I think that’s because they can’t quite believe a sitting governor would be so stupid as to say this publicly. In fact, in the story itself they note, “It’s unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious — but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the idea.” Hey, you know what would vastly improve American politics? Much less public accountability. “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing...
  • Rush: Democrat 'dead serious' about suspending elections

    09/29/2011 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 28, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    Despite claims that she was joking, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is "dead serious" with her suggestion that the 2012 congressional elections be suspended, according to radio host Rush Limbaugh, and at least one group is now calling for the Democrat's impeachment. "No, she wasn't joking," Limbaugh said today. "If they could get away with canceling elections, they would do it. That is who the Democrats of today are. That's what the American left is all about." During a speech yesterday in Cary, N.C., Perdue stated: "You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and...
  • (NC Gov) Perdue says her point was 'sarcasm'

    09/29/2011 4:44:03 AM PDT · by abb · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | September 29, 2011 | Rob Christensen and John Frank
    Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue has long had a reputation for shoot-from-the-hip remarks that leave her audiences shaking their heads, part of her folksy, I'm-just-a -coal-miner's-daughter persona. But none of her previous comments hit a political nerve like her startling suggestion this week that Congress suspend its elections next year to concentrate on fixing the economy. In the connected digital age, her remarks - made in response to an audience question at the Cary Rotary Club and reported online by The News & Observer - leaped across the Internet and were soon the subject of a provocative headline on the Drudge...
  • Democrat Governor Bev Perdue of NC Wasn't Joking: (Shortened Title)

    09/28/2011 12:22:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush ^ | September 28, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the governor of North Carolina is just joking about canceling the 2012 congressional elections. She was just joking, she was just having some fun out there. That's the spin of the local media in Raleigh, North Carolina. It's also the spin of the Drive-Bys, State-Controlled Media, but it's not true. We have the audio of Bev Perdue suggesting the elections be canceled and she's not joking, as you will hear, and it's quite interesting. The Democrats, the more they get in trouble, and the more that things unravel, the more they show us who they really...
  • Perdue suspend Congressional elections for two years...

    09/27/2011 4:10:40 PM PDT · by WellyP · 53 replies
    Under the Dome ^ | 27 Sept. 2011 | J. B. Frank
    "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."

    09/27/2011 3:07:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies ^ | 9-27-11 | Dr. Michael Savage