Posted on September 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Tuesday, Sep 4 at 2:01 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Gov. Bev Perdue is emphasizing the importance of education spending in North Carolina, and that continues to be her focus as she pushes delegates to round up Democratic votes before November.
Perdue’s speech to delegates was brief Tuesday morning, but she was joined by members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation, like U.S. Rep. Mel Watt and U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.
Democrats and Republicans are both pushing the "get out and vote" message because of North Carolina’s status as a swing state. Polls show a tight race between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney.
But Perdue also told NewsChannel 36 in a one-on-one interview that she believes the "last bump is the best bump,” meaning Democrats have the advantage because their convention is second, and it is here.
She repeated her belief that North Carolina is bouncing back from the recession, and she said visitors are going to see that this week.
“You can see how far we've come in three years,” Perdue said. “Granted there are people who are struggling, but at the end of the day this is a good news message for us. We're being showcased all over the world.”
Perdue ended her speech by talking about the importance of education funding.