Pat McCrory won another endorsement from a newspaper editorial board. Greenville's "Daily Reflector" editorial board notes the two faces of McCrory -- moderate mayor and tea party cuddler -- writing that it picked McCrory hoping he would be the former, not the latter.
In rejecting Democrat Walter Dalton, the editorial board wrote "the stain of scandal left by previous Democratic administrations has North Carolina ready for a change. McCrory has the potential to usher in a new era, depending on how he chooses to lead."
McCrory notes on the campaign trail that most newspapers endorsed his 2008 bid -- but he still lost to Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue.