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His long quest is complete:
it’s now Gov. McCrory

Charlotte Observer (NC), by Jim Morrill

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Posted By:muncsdad, 1/5/2013 7:22:24 PM

RALEIGH It took less than 10 minutes Saturday for Republican Pat McCrory to complete a journey he’d started years ago, from Charlotte City Hall to North Carolina’s governor’s mansion. With his left hand on two bibles, McCrory took the oath of office as the state’s 74th governor in a ceremony long on pomp but short in duration.

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Help is on the way in North Carolina. Look for our state to flourish under Pat McCrory´s leadership and help from Republican majorities in both the House and Senate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 1/5/2013 10:47:04 PM     (No. 9100943)

No doubt the Observer wrote this while gritting teeth.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq, 1/6/2013 7:04:00 AM     (No. 9101141)

He´s only the 3rd Republican in the last 100 years. But I´m glad he´s there.

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