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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 06:54 PM

Ex-North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt makes case for Obama, Democrats

GREENVILLE - Former Gov. Jim Hunt returned to the campaign trail Friday to make the case to voters that President Obama is the best candidate to look out for North Carolina's middle class.

Hunt, a Democrat who served four terms and remains a popular figure in the state even though his name hasn't appeared on a ballot in 16 years, met with residents at a Greenville home on Friday as part of what's being billed as a "middle class listening tour."

There, Hunt argued that Obama, not Republican Mitt Romney, is best suited to help middle-class families in North Carolina. The Obama campaign plans to hold similar events featuring Hunt in Charlotte and in the Triad. The first was held last week in Raleigh.

"I'm here today as you are because I am concerned about the choice that we're going to make this year," Hunt said on a plush couch at the home of Bonnie Boswell. "The choice we're going to make in the race for president is really going to affect us in North Carolina and determine whether we continue or not on this path of real progress for our people."

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/10/08/1209090?sac=fo.local

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