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Pat McCrory takes oath as
North Carolina governor

Raleigh News & Observer, by ROB CHRISTENSEN

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Posted By:muncsdad, 1/5/2013 7:01:41 PM

RALEIGH -- Republican Pat McCrory became North Carolina’s 74th governor Saturday in a brief, simple ceremony that nevertheless marked a major shift in political power in the state. It took only several minutes for McCrory, a 56-year year old former Charlotte mayor and former utility executive, to take the oath of office in the old Senate Chambers in the historic Capitol. The parade, balls, inaugural address and other celebrations surrounding a new governor will occur over the next week.

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Some good news in North Carolina. Pat McCrory was a great mayor of Charlotte for 14 years. He is decent, honest and pro-business. He will be a great governor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/5/2013 7:38:36 PM     (No. 9100797)

I believe there are 30 Republican Governors now, and that change against the Feds will have to originate with Governors..I don´t expect anything much to change in DC.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hot coffee, 1/5/2013 8:37:05 PM     (No. 9100830)

Never mind Emperor Bam Bam, the MSM and the rest of the Democrats--the GOP governors are the ones who are truly leading and getting results.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Straitpath, 1/5/2013 9:39:27 PM     (No. 9100876)

IMO we can come out ahead if we carefully elect our people in local elections. Grassroots up.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pianogirl88, 1/5/2013 10:54:43 PM     (No. 9100951)

True #3....don´t expect much from the Peoples Republic of Maryland. The rest of you will have to lead us out of this wilderness.

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