Pat McCrory, the Republican candidate for governor, is calling on his supporters to give him the lieutenant governor he needs "to get the job done."
In an automated phone call to several hundred thousand supporters around the state, McCrory urged everyone to vote for Dan Forest, his party's nominee for the post:
"Hi, I'm Pat McCrory with a quick message. I hope I can count on your support at the ballot box, but please don't stop there. Please give me the Lieutenant Governor I need to get the job done. That person is Dan Forest. Dan and I have a great working relationship and we share a similar vision for getting North Carolina back to work. Dan's background is business, not politics, and I need him in my administration. The winner of this race will hold the gavel over the State Senate and will preside over the agenda set by the next Governor and General Assembly. Don't wait for November 6th - go vote early - and please vote for Dan Forest for Lt. Governor. I'm Pat McCrory and thank you for your support."
"I look forward to serving with Pat McCrory and helping get North Carolina back to work," Forest said in a release.