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Wake County GOP Chair: Perdue is ‘Dumbest governor in America’

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The leader of the Republican Party in North Carolina’s second largest county is standing by her comment in which she described Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue as “the dumbest governor in America.”

Wake County Republican Party Chairwoman Susan Bryant spoke Thursday shortly after Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory gave a speech to nearly 2,000 GOP activists in Raleigh.

Bryant told the crowd the only thing Perdue’s done right is deciding not to seek re-election this year.

Wake County GOP spokesman Luther Snyder said Friday that Bryant believes her comment was political and not personal and pointed to actions and statements the governor has made to defend it.

Perdue political spokesman Marc Farinella said Bryant’s statement contributes nothing to the public dialogue and called on McCrory to disavow what she said.

Credit: The Associated Press.