The governor of Mississippi will barnstorm North Carolina this week for the national Republican ticket, in what could be seen as political payback for Gov. Bev Perdue's comments about his state.
Gov. Phil Bryant is scheduled to campaign in New Bern, and Wilmington on Wednesday and on Oak Island on Thursday for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. It was in May after North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment declaring that a marriage is between a man and woman, that Perdue said “people are saying what in the world is going on with North Carolina, we look like Mississippi.''
At the time, Bryant said Perdue's comments were “very disappointing” “To be able to use Mississippi in a disparaging way on a popular vote in her state is, I think, something that's certainly petty and something I think she will reflect on and hopefully apologize for those types of remarks.''