GOP race for governor is a battle against McCrory | News
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Observers watching the GOP
governor's race in our state may see it as one goliath being chased by five
much smaller David's.
To voters in Mecklenburg
County, Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is a household name; the former
Charlotte Mayor who lost to Bev Perdue four years ago, is just one of six GOP
candidates in the contest with a big advantage.
So voters may be asking, who
are these other people, and how are they getting their messages out ?
Five of the candidates don't
have big budgets, and that means Jim Harney of Cumberland County is relying on
social media, and said recently on twitter that he supports amendment one, and
told the Charlotte Post that he backs the voter I.D. law.
Greensboro's Scott Jones is
using Facebook to sound off and some of his posts are laced with profanity. He
calls himself an average Joe Mulch man running for governor.
Jones has also written that he
would like to cut state spending by 20 percent.
On his campaign website, Jim
Mahan of Denver seeks campaign contributions, says he will only run for one
term, and plans to stay away from negative campaigning.
Charles Moss from
Randleman is a self described working preacher who, says he's concerned
about the homeless, and favors teaching people so they can become self-employed.
Rounding out the field, Paul
Wright of Mount Olive calls himself a conservative. Wright states on that web
site that he's running on a theme of empowering the middle class.
Wright has also stated that
he's against gun control.
Public Policy Polling, recently
surveyed 520 voters likely to cast ballots in the republican primary.
McCrory has a favorable rating
of 67 percent, 23 percent of the republican voters are undecided, and the other
five candidates check in with less than 10 percent.
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