Bill Faison's serial attacks on Governor Bev Perdue reached a climax yesterday, when Faison incorrectly told WRAL that the Governor would not seek re-election due to recent indictments.
The Governor's staff immediately refuted Faison's prediction stating that the Governor announced long ago that she was running for re-election, and she was now raising funds for her campaign.
Renee Price, a resident of Faison's home county, Orange, sent out a statement supporting Governor Perdue and pointing out Faison's mistakes.
Here is the statement from Renee Price:
Citizen, Orange County
Member, Orange County Democratic Party
President, Orange County Democratic Women
Press Release / November 30, 2011
For Immediate Release
Renee Price, citizen of Orange County, issued the following statement in response to Representative Bill Faison’s ongoing series of public attacks against Governor Beverly Perdue:
By attacking North Carolina’s first woman governor, Beverly Perdue, Bill Faison over-reached himself. His insinuation that the governor, a fellow Democrat, should step aside so that he can run for her office is beneath contempt and self-serving in the extreme. Governor Perdue did nothing improper. The Governor cooperated fully with the investigation. District Attorney Colon Willoughby attested to the fact that the evidence proved that the Governor was ‘never’ – repeat ‘never’ implicated in any wrongdoing, when he stated explicitly, “The conduct of the governor is not and never has been at issue, nor the conduct of any other elected official.” And furthermore, the indictments on their face preclude involvement by the governor, stating that these monies were spent outside of the campaign and outside the knowledge of the governor. Representative Faison, as an attorney, should be able to read the plain language of the indictment.
I have supported Governor Perdue in the past, and will continue to support her in her bid for re-election to the office of Governor. Governor Perdue has stood strong on women’s rights and civil rights, and I applaud her. The time for the people of North Carolina--particularly women--to rally behind Governor Bev Perdue is NOW.
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