McCrory announces reelection bid on Twitter

Pat McCrory (file)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Pat McCrory announced he is seeking a second term as North Carolina’s governor Tuesday on Twitter.

McCrory’s campaign released a video online and through social media Tuesday what’s billed as a campaign kickoff. There’s been little doubt the former Charlotte mayor would seek another four-year term. He’s yet to formally turn in candidacy papers. Filing opened Tuesday.

McCrory narrates the video. He talks about North Carolina’s high unemployment rate when he took office in 2013. He describes his administration as considering “bold action,” investing in transportation, schools and public safety and keeping more money in families’ pockets — presumably through approved income tax rate cuts.

Attorney General Roy Cooper and former North Carolina Congressman Ken Spaulding have announced they are running for governor on the Democratic ticket.

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