At the Craven County Republican Party's Reagan Day Dinner, the Salisbury Republican seemed to say that Democratic gubernatorial candidate should not take credit for the state's success during a round of military base closings in 2005, the New Bern Sun-Journal reports:
Dole said, "This is a military friendly state, there is no doubt about it. But, after hearing an ad, I'm here to set the record straight."
She took credit for work with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission which added 9,000 military jobs to Ft. Bragg. It was done with meetings with its chairman, the defense secretary, the governor, and congressional committees to underscore the mission and N.C. advantages.
At a recent President's Day Dinner in Wake County, Dole mentioned her role in the BRAC process, but did not say anything about Perdue, who was assigned by Gov. Mike Easley to lead the state's response.
Perdue has run TV ads highlighting her role in BRAC.