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.
- 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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