Former Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr is going to run for governor.
Via the AP:
RALEIGH, N.C. — Bob Orr, a former state Supreme Court justice who has filed legal challenges to North Carolina's tax incentive programs and the state's new lottery since leaving the bench, said Tuesday he will run for governor in 2008.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Orr said in the next week he will file paperwork creating the campaign committee that will allow him to start raising money for a gubernatorial bid. Orr is the first Republican to formally announce his intention to replace Democratic Gov. Mike Easley, who is barred by state law from seeking a third consecutive term.
Some quick advice: with the Canes and all the transplants, skip Bob and go straight to Bobby.