Marlowe Foster, a Democratic candidate for Labor Commissioner, announced more endorsements today from political groups and individuals. Foster has backing from the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, the Durham People's Alliance, the Fairmont Committee on Black Affairs, 2008 Labor Commissioner candidate Mary Fant Donnan, state Reps. Deborah Ross and Grier Martin of Wake County, Former state Democratic Party chairman Jerry Meek, state Rep. Tricia Cotham of Charlotte, Transportation Secretary Gene Conti, state Sen. Doug Berger. and Morrisville Council member Steve Rao. Foster, a Pfizer lobbyist from Raleigh, faces John Brooks and Tyrone Richardson in the Democratic primary. Republican Cherie Berry is the incumbent commissioner.
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Bill Daughtridge has received four high-profile endorsements.
The state representative, who is running unopposed for the Republican nomination for state treasurer, has been endorsed by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and state Auditor Les Merritt.
Berry, Troxler and Merritt are currently the only Republican members of the Council of State.
"Bill Daughtridge understands the challenges facing North Carolina," said Burr in a statement. "He understands the value of strong schools and sound economics. Bill knows business and he knows North Carolina. We are fortunate to have Bill Daughtridge as a candidate for state Treasurer and I hope my fellow Republicans will join me in supporting Bill's campaign."