The Lieutenant Governors' race in the Independent Weekly

Four Democrats Line up for the Lieutenant Governor bid. by Bob Geary for the Independent Weekly

Nice focus on the showdown for the Progressive Democrats endorsement next weekend...

And if you're wondering, "Does anybody care who wins the Democratic nomination?" the answer is yes. The Progressive Democrats of North Carolina care a lot, says Pete MacDowell, the group's president. "The lieutenant governor's race has the potential to be one in which the candidates voice progressive ideas on a wide range of issue across the state," he says.

Whereas, MacDowell adds, the Democratic gubernatorial primary between Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue and State Treasurer Richard Moore "looks like it's between two ho-hum party insiders."

The PDNC has designated the lieutenant governor primary as the race in which it will try to exercise some influence. Thus, when the organization holds its annual meeting Dec. 7-8 in Chapel Hill, it will feature not the gubernatorial candidates but a lite-gov forum instead. Immediately afterward, the group will vote on whether to endorse one of the four contenders and, assuming the answer is yes, which one.


And just for kicks...

let's us decided voters (by the end of THIS week, everybody knows who we are) hold our comments. I know, I know, this race is the only one that's any fun, but pinky swear with me now... do like I did last night and go comment on something totally unrelated.

I read this on the bus this morning.

IT's a nice coincidence that this came out the same week as Lt. Gov. day here at bluenc. After this week, I've (more or less) narrowed my list of candidates down to two (again), but I'll be keeping that info to myself as I hope to continue talking about this race through the winter.

p.s. Dalton is not one of them and I will continue to ignore his campaign in my "coverage".

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