N&O endorses Dalton .... must be a cold day in the hot place.

No kidding ... here it is.

The money line ...

Of these two candidates for the governorship, we think Dalton has more of what it takes to lead North Carolina in the right direction, toward more opportunity and prosperity for all of its people

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N&O also endorsed Coleman for Lt. Governor

A fair and balanced editorial endorsement has N&O endorsing Linda Coleman

Martha Brock

Coleman about to launch a new TV ad

And for good measure here's a SEANC ad I've seen on TV several times already:

Busy week for Coleman ahead!

An excerpt from the latest campaign e-mail:

The Charlotte Observer endorsed saying that “Coleman speaks forcefully about how community colleges can play a vital role in preparing students for the work force. . . Coleman, a former teacher, also deeply values public education.” The Independent Weekly’s endorsement highlighted me as the “schools-first candidate,” and the Asheville Citizen Times said I was the “better qualified candidate.”

Elizabeth City’s The Daily Advance endorsed saying, “She has excellent credentials and experience to serve in this post.”

Most recently, The News and Observer endorsed saying “she’s a former teacher and a strong supporter of public education. That’s doubly important because one duty of the lieutenant governor is to sit on the state Board of Education. Given the legislature’s current attitude – unembarrassed at statewide per-pupil spending that’s among the nation’s lowest – a fighter for students and teachers is just what’s needed in that board seat.” Click here to read the full endorsement.

It’s clear we have the momentum in this race and I’ll be campaigning across North Carolina this week. I’ll be in Asheville, Boone, Raleigh, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, and Charlotte.

(emphasis added on the busy week)