RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Barbara Howe has been running a lot -- both literally and for North Carolina political office.
Howe is in her fourth bid for North Carolina statewide office as this year's Libertarian Party nominee for governor.
The Oxford resident has spread the word of her campaign by jogging in 5-kilometer increments through more than 90 of the state's 100 counties. Howe says she meets people in the community. It gives her a chance to share her party's philosophy of a limited government that stays out of people's business.
Howe is a longshot to defeat both Democratic nominee Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory. Howe needs to get at least 2 percent of the vote so that the party won't have to collect signatures to get on the ballot in 2016.