Bowles won’t run for governor

Thursday is becoming the day of political novelty in North Carolina. Erskine Bowles just announced that he won’t seek the Democrats’ nomination for governor:

“I’ve spent a lot of time trying to think what is the right thing for me to do,” [Bowles] said. “I don’t think anyone questions my love for North Carolina or my efforts to make our State a better place to live, work , or raise a family. I’ve done my best in this regard and I plan to continue to do so.”

“There are lots of ways to make a difference, lots of ways to add to the community woodpile. I’m excited about helping our State’s and Nation’s leaders move North Carolina and our Country forward. We’ve got big challenges and great opportunities. I’m confident if we can get folks to put politics aside, and pull together, not apart, there are no problems we can’t solve working together.”

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