Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is touting two Durham endorsements in her bid to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
On Monday, Durham businessman, investor and banker Maceo Sloan threw his support behind Marshall, according to a news release. Sloan is one of the state’s most successful African-American business
and civic leaders. He is President and CEO of Sloan Financial Group and was chairman of Mechanics & Farmers Bank until 2008.
Marshall also picked up the endorsement of the Durham People's Alliance, a group that works to improve the quality of life in Durham by promoting "diversity and sustainability."
"For years, Secretary Marshall has demonstrated leadership and progressive values," said Alliance member Milo Pyne. "We believe she is the best candidate to appeal to both urban and rural voters and the strongest candidate to take on Richard Burr in November."
"I’m pleased to have this encouragement from leaders in Durham," said Marshall. "These endorsements highlight our momentum across the state."