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A Closer Look: Moss running for Governor

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Charles Moss says he entered the race for Governor in North Carolina to try to bring battling parties together, for the betterment of the voters. Charles Moss says he entered the race for Governor in North Carolina to try to bring battling parties together, for the betterment of the voters.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Charles Moss says he entered the race for Governor in North Carolina to try to bring battling parties together, for the betterment of the voters.

"I'm concerned about the homeless, the people who are being left by the wayside. If we'd all get along, Democrats and Republicans, be a little more friendly in not just politics, we'd be better off," Moss said during an interview in the WECT studios. "We've got to repent, and I'm talking about myself as well. Everybody in this country has a stake in what's going on. We've got to look out for our children and grandchildren."

The 72-year-old from Randleman served on Randolph County's Soil & Water Board, and ran for a Senate seat in North Carolina's General Assembly back in 2004, losing the District 29 race to Jerry Tillman. Back then, Moss ran as a Democrat. He's running as a Republican in the gubernatorial race, and says he agrees with about 80 percent of the party's platform.

Along with working as a preacher, Moss spent time instructing at a technical school in Richmond County.  "I think we need to get back to more of that type of instruction, teaching people to where they can become self-employed" he said. "I've seen more success in the vocational schools than in the colleges."

Moss says he is against Gov. Bev Perdue's proposal to raise the state sales tax by ¾ of a cent to benefit education. "We can't stand higher taxes. We've got to be smarter about the way we've been doing things," Moss said.

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