The N.C. Chamber of Commerce won't endorse a candidate for governor, nor other statewide partisan races.
The chamber said Tuesday it is focusing its "limited resources" on the legislature and "the most important race this fall," the state Supreme Court.
In that race, the chamber's PAC picked Paul Newby, a Republican seeking to retain his seat on state's high court. It's the first time the chamber waded into a judicial race. Newby faces Democrat Sam Ervin IV. (Find the other legislative endorsements here.)
By not backing a candidate for governor, the chamber won't put its campaign cash and statewide network to use for Republican Pat McCrory or Democrat Walter Dalton. The move is likely a win for Dalton, given that the small business group NFIB previously picked McCrory in the contest.