Two months ago, Pat McCrory's campaign pledged to release an ethics plan for the Republican's potential administration. But now it's obvious it won't happen.
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The 2012 Election will answer many questions about North Carolina politics. Does Pat McCrory have coattails? Just how red with the state's congressional delegation get? Will the "banjo ad" work?
Read below about seven burning questions for Tuesday below from the Observer's Tim Funk.
Ahead comfortably in the polls, Pat McCrory is quietly planning for his transition into power in the weeks before Election Day. McCrory's allies are looking at names for potential agency heads and a number of lists are floating through GOP circles.
"We are all obviously being very cautious and not doing very much until after the election,” Ed McMahan, a former state legislator from Charlotte, said Friday. “I think everybody would understand that either one of the candidates would be doing some planning … but everything’s being put on hold until after the election.”
A political action committee bankrolled by a pharmaceutical entrepreneur Fred Eshelman just bought $1.5 million in Internet advertising to help Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The final flurry of the 2012 campaign began this weekend. A full roundup of the coverage and click "read more" to see additional stories.
--The candidates for governor started their final push miles away but the campaigns felt further apart than ever. The presidential candidates crisscrossed the country looking for final votes. The expensive and close race between David Rouzer and Mike McIntyre neared a close, as did the 9th Congressional District candidates in Charlotte.
--Rob Christensen's four races to watch on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Former President Bill Clinton will attend a get-out-the vote rally Sunday in Raleigh -- a day later than initially planned.
The Obama campaign announced on Friday morning that Clinton would visit Saturday but hours later the campaign changed the date citing scheduling conflicts. No other details about a time or location were disclosed.
Clinton is being brought in to both give a boost to President Obama and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton.
Jim Messina, Obama's national campaign manager, told the North Carolina campaign Thursday night that it was putting its self in a position to carry the state on Tuesday.
In a teleconference call North Carolina campaign workers, Messina said early voting was showing the strength of what he called “the best field operation in the country.''
First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Charlotte on Monday, a day before the state decides whether to give her husband a new four-year lease on the White House.
The campaign announced the trip via Twitter on Thursday but offered no further details.
The trip comes three weeks after she last visited the state, appearing at a rally in Chapel Hill. It will be her third trip to the state since the Democratic convention in early September. Consider her visit a consolation prize after President Barack Obama's campaign announced he won't make a trip to North Carolina afterall.
It's official: President Barack Obama will not return to North Carolina, as his campaign suggested he would do after canceling his stadium speech at the Democratic convention.
NBC News reported the president's final campaign schedule before Tuesday's election Thursday morning. "Thursday: Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado. Friday: Ohio. Saturday: Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Virginia. Sunday: New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio, Colorado Monday: Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa."
No North Carolina. Obama hasn't visited the state since the Democratic convention, a major sign that the campaign isn't as invested in North Carolina as other states.