The three announced Democratic candidates for governor are scheduled to appear together Friday night at the Wake County Democratic Party's 32nd annual Valentine Fund raiser.
Scheduled to speak are Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, Rep. Bill Faison and former Congressman Bob Etheridge.
The event, which start at 5;30 p.m. at the headquarters of the N.C. Association of Educators Building, is likely to be abuzz about who is and is not likely to get into the race.
Three major Democrats have said they are looking at the race, state Sen. Dan Blue, Congressman Brad Miller, and former state Treasurer Richard Moore.
The word on the street is that Blue seems to be leaning against entering the race. Miller was supposed to have made a decision a week ago, and every day that goes by without any word, raises questions about whether he is having doubts.
Moore is still making calls and seems the most likely of the three to enter the race at this juncture, according to several Democratic insiders.