McCrory expects good relations with lawmakers

McCrory expects good relations with lawmakers

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by BEN THOMPSON / NBC Charlotte and Associated Press

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WCNC.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 7 at 6:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- North Carolina Governor-elect Pat McCrory is expected to visit Raleigh Wednesday night and Thursday to start working on the transition into the Governor’s mansion. 

He spoke to reporters during a press conference Wednesday morning in Charlotte about his victory over Walter Dalton. 

But McCrory was short on details about his plans for the coming weeks and his policies as governor.

“I think I'm going to hold off talking about specific issues until later on,” he said.

McCrory suggested he’d provide more details about issues and his transition team at a press conference Thursday in Raleigh.

“We've got a lot of work to do, and we're moving very quickly.  I'm not taking vacation, we're getting right to work,” McCrory said.

McCrory says he's confident he'll be able to work well with fellow Republicans at the General Assembly who expanded their majorities on election night.    Legislative Republicans gained at least eight seats in the state House and one in the Senate.   House Speaker Thom Tillis says McCrory's policy priorities are similar to those of GOP legislative leaders.  

The former Charlotte mayor will become the state's first GOP governor in 20 years in January.   At Wednesday’s press conference in SouthPark he shrugged off suggestions that he’ll be less approachable as Governor then he was as mayor.

“Well, I hope this is actually informal.  I'm opening up to questions. I'm dressed informal.  I don't know how much more informal I could be.   Good God, I’m not even wearing a tie.”
 

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