Dems, GOP pick newcomers for NC’s No. 2 executive

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RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s former state personnel director Linda Coleman hopes to follow a fellow Democrat into the job of lieutenant governor.

Coleman beat state Sen. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville on Tuesday to win the Democratic primary for the state’s Number 2 executive. Coleman is aiming to succeed Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, who won his party’s nomination for governor.

Republicans competing for their party’s nomination include state Rep. Dale Folwell of Winston-Salem, the second-ranking Republican in the state House. Dan Forest of Raleigh is a former architect and the son of retiring Congresswoman Sue Myrick. State Rep. Grey Mills is a Mooresville attorney and former public school teacher. Wake County Commissioner Tony Gurley and Bladen County tax accountant Arthur Jason Rich are also in the race.
This article was provided by The Associated Press Wire.  (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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