Governor Perdue’s Decision to Retire Reflects Bad Policies

January 26, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 26, 2012
CONTACT: Dallas Woodhouse at or (919) 671-1050

Gov. Perdue’s Decision to Retire Reflects Bad Policies

According to the Washington Post, Governor Bev Perdue will announce today that she will not seek re-election this fall. The announcement expected to come later today comes just one week after her ill-timed proposal to raise $800 million in taxes.

Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina State Director Dallas Woodhouse released the following statement:

“Governor Perdue has relentlessly pursued an agenda of higher taxes and bigger government. Her opposition to free-market reforms such as allowing temporary sales and income tax hikes to expire, medical malpractice reform, regulatory reform, and the energy jobs act, has simply made her unelectable.”

“Bad policy makes bad politics. Her decision today is a reflection of her failed policy positions.”

Dallas concluded: “While we have disagreed vehemently with many of the political positions of Governor Bev Perdue, we honor and recognize her service to the state of North Carolina and wish her well in retirement. “

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