newsobserver.com blogs

Under the Dome

The Mayberry Miracle

Andy GriffithAndy Griffith helped get Gov. Mike Easley elected in 2000.

Then attorney general, Easley started the race as the front-runner, but he saw his lead begin evaporating in the final weeks of the campaign as undecided voters broke toward President Bush.

Then, Easley tapped Griffith. Here's the rest of the story from a Nov. 8, 2000, article by Amy Gardner:

Easley ran commercials last weekend featuring actor and North Carolina icon Andy Griffith, and they stopped the Democratic hemorrhaging in the eastern part of the state, according to Democrats. And the Democratic base appeared to shake off its lethargy during the final weekend.

Democrats dubbed the turnaround "The Mayberry Miracle."


Cars View All
Find a Car
Go
Jobs View All
Find a Job
Go
Homes View All
Find a Home
Go

Want to post a comment?

In order to join the conversation, you must be a member of dome.newsobserver.com. Click here to register or to log in.
Advertisements