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State treasurer strongly considering run for governor in 2024

Dale Folwell
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State Treasurer Dale Folwell is strongly considering a run for North Carolina governor in 2024.

That could put the veteran elected leader in a Republican primary with Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, whose political profile has grown widely since his 2020 victory.

Folwell told WRAL-TV in a recent interview about a potential gubernatorial bid. He confirmed it Friday with The Associated Press and said he wouldn't make any decision until after the November elections.

Folwell is a former local school board member and state legislator who was initially elected treasurer in 2016.

Robinson has been a favorite of social conservatives and has said he is fairly certain that he will run for governor.

Kelly Batchelor hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.