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Friday December 3rd

Filing for 2012 elections ends today

As the candidate filing deadline draws to a close today at noon, attention is expected to be directed to the 11 candidates who have filed for the gubernatorial race.

And a few candidates are expected to still enter the race before the noon deadline.

“All eyes will be on the governor’s race,” said Ferrel Guillory, a UNC journalism professor and expert on southern politics.

Guillory said N.C. Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, might still file, and U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge has announced that he will file as well.

Gubernatorial Candidates

  • Walter Dalton, Democrat, is currently lieutenant governor to Gov. Bev Perdue
  • Gary Dunn, Democrat, is an English major at UNC-Charlotte. Dunn ran on the Republican ticket in 1992.
  • Bill Faison, Democrat, is currently serving his fourth term in the N.C. Senate.
  • Gardenia Henley, Democrat, is a retired inspector general auditor in charge for the N.C. State Department.
  • Bruce Blackmon, Democrat, is a physician from Harnett County.
  • Jim Harney, Republican, Fayetteville resident who runs a promotional advertising business.
  • Jim Mahan, Republican, a businessman who is a resident of Denver, N.C.
  • Pat McCrory, Republican, is the former Charlotte mayor who ran against Perdue in 2008.
  • Charles Moss, Republican, is the owner of Moss Real Estate.
  • Paul Wright, Republican, is a former Superior Court Judge.
  • Barbara Howe, Libertarian, has served twice as the chairwoman of the N.C. Libertarian party.

N.C. Senate District 23

  • Ellie Kinnaird, Democrat
  • Dave Carter, Republican

N.C. House District 56

  • Verla Insko, Democrat
  • Karrie Mead, Republican

U.S. Congress Districts 4 and 6

  • David Price, Democrat
  • Tim D’Annunzio, Republican
  • George Hutchins, Republican
  • Jim Allen, Republican

N.C. House District 50

  • Valerie Foushee, Democrat
  • Travis Phelps, Democrat
  • W. Lewis Hannah Jr., Republican
  • Thomas Wright, Republican
  • Jason Chambers, Republican
  • Rod Chaney, Republican

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