© 2020 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Politics
Here are some of the other stories catching our attention.

McCrory Set To Make Transition Announcements

photo.JPG

Pat McCrory says he’s moving quickly in preparations to take over the governor’s office.  He plans to announce his transition team tomorrow. 

North Carolina will soon have a Republican governor and Republican majorities in the state house and senate. 

At a press conference Wednesday, McCrory said he’ll reach out to leaders of both parties. 

“I don’t want to make the mistake of any party, which is become arrogant with your power and majorities.  I think that’s a huge mistake that both parties have made in the past and I don’t want that to occur in the future,” said McCrory.    

He says he hasn’t promised jobs or favors to any one or region.

Once McCrory takes over, it’ll be the first time in more than one hundred years that Republicans have controlled North Carolina’s executive and legislative branches. 

McCrory’s Campaign Manager Jack Hawke says that will make for an interesting change of roles. 

“It means we Republicans who never get along are going to get along.  We’ll have to learn how to govern, instead of criticize who’s governing,” says Hawke.    

McCrory takes over for Perdue in January.

We Need Your Help Now More Than Ever

WFAE mask

Our newsroom is hard at work covering everything from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to the aftermath of the election, the race for a vaccine and our communities' fight to rebuild. But we can't do it without you. Support our local journalism with a donation of ANY amount, and we’ll send you a free WFAE member mask courtesy of AllDayMask.com of Monroe.