Last month, both Beverly Perdue and Brad Miller stated that they would both not be seeking reelection to their current political offices of Governor and Congress. The speculation heated up that Miller could step into the Governor race. But, today that speculation has been debunked and five-time Congressman Brad Miller will not seek the office of Governor of North Carolina.
That leaves the race open to the current candidates who have said they will run; Democrats Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, former Rep. Bob Etheridge and State Rep. Bill Faison as well as Republican Pat McCrory, who Purdue defeated in 2008.