Former UNC-system President Erskine Bowles announced Thursday that he will not run for North Carolina governor.
Bowles announced in a statement that he has spent a lot of time considering whether or not he should run, but in the end he decided against it.
His announcement follows a report released by left-leaning think tank Public Policy Polling, which placed Bowles as the most favored among 13 hypothetical Democratic candidates.
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and Rep. Bill Faison, D-Orange, have already declared their candidacy in the Democratic primary, following Gov. Bev Perdue’s announcement that she would not seek reelection.
Pat McCrory, former Charlotte mayor, is the only Republican who has declared his candidacy.
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