Dan Forest, a Republican candidate for the lieutenant governor nomination, announced he has support from two former state GOP chairmen, Bill Cobey and Linda Daves.
Cobey was chairman from 1999-2003, and Daves was chairwoman from 2006-2009.
"I proudly support Dan Forest for Lt. Governor," Daves said in a statement. "He is the face of the new generation of conservative leaders who our party so badly needs to energize our base and lead us to victory in November."
Rep. Dale Folwell of Winston-Salem and Wake County Commissioner Tony Gurley are also seeking the nomination.