May 8, 2008
Together, the NC State AFL-CIO and Central Labor Councils endorsed a total of 34 candidates with primary opposition in the May 6 election. Based on unofficial primary results, 79% of our candidates won their primary election.
Nine candidates competed for statewide office, and of that group, 77% will advance to the general election November 4. The remaining 25 labor endorsed candidates competed for local or legislative office, and 80% won their primary.
In the race to be the Democratic nominee for Governor, in which we made no endorsement, Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue defeated Richard Moore 56% to 40%.
Our candidate for Lt. Governor, Hampton Dellinger, lost to Sen. Walter Dalton 34% to 46%.
One candidate, Mary Fant Donnan, will face a runoff election to be the Democratic candidate for Labor Commissioner. As of this writing, who her runoff opponent will be is too close to call.
James Wynn and Kristin Ruth, our candidates for the Court of Appeals, both advanced and will face Jewel Farlow and Sam Ervin IV, respectively, in November.
Congratulations to the Winners
These labor endorsed candidates won their primary (sorted by region, office):
|Wynn, Jim||Appellate Judge||Statewide|
|Ruth, Kristin||Appellate Judge||Statewide|
|Goodwin, Wayne||Commissioner of Insurance||Statewide|
|Donnan, Mary Fant||Commissioner of Labor (in runoff)||Statewide|
|Wood, Beth||State Auditor||Statewide|
|Cowell, Janet||State Treasurer||Statewide|
|Atkinson, June||Superintendent of Public Instruction||Statewide|
|Hagan, Kay||US Senate||Statewide|
|Mobley, Annie Ward||House District 05||E. Pied.|
|Bryant, Angela R.||House District 07||E. Pied.|
|Warren, Edith D.||House District 08||Eastern|
|Faircloth, Marshall||Cumberland CC2||Sandhills|
|Edge, Kenneth||Cumberland CC2||Sandhills|
|Brisson, William||House District 22||Sandhills|
|Shaw, Larry||Senate District 21||Sandhills|
|Hughes, Sandra Spaulding||House District 18||Southeast|
|DeSheilds, Dorothy||New Hanover County Board of Education||Southeast|
|Brewington, Jan||New Hanover County Board of Education||Southeast|
|Alston, Skip||Guilford CC8||Triad|
|Dorsett, Katie G.||Senate District 28||Triad|
|Reckhow, Ellen||Durham Co Commissioner||Triangle|
|Howerton, Brenda||Durham Co Commissioner||Triangle|
|Heron, Becky||Durham Co Commissioner||Triangle|
|Bowser, Joe||Durham Co Commissioner||Triangle|
|Malone, Vernon||Senate District 14||Triangle|
|Stein, Joshua||Senate District 16||Triangle|
|McKissick, Jr., Floyd B.||Senate District 20||Triangle|
|Kinnaird, Ellie||Senate District 23||Triangle|