On Saturday, one candidate got what every candidate in America has been seeking in this election year. Kind words and visible support from the latest Nobel Peace Prize Winner - former Vice President Al Gore.
"Hampton Dellinger would make a great Lieutenant Governor." - Al Gore, 2/12/08
As seen in this Charlotte Observer story, Hampton Dellinger met on Saturday with Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore, and emerged with supportive words for his campaign for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina:
"I applaud Hampton's efforts to combat climate change through reduced utility reliance on coal," Gore said in a prepared statement. "His vision and leadership are a tremendous asset to North Carolina. Hampton Dellinger would make a great Lt. Governor."
Dellinger's opposition to any new coal-fired power plants in North Carolina appealed to Gore, and their connection through Dellinger's father Walter Dellinger and Gore's brother in law Frank Hunger led to the meeting.
Hampton, who served Governor Easley first as a Deputy Attorney General and then as Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor, is a hellaciously bright guy. He's running for Lieutenant Governor in North Carolina, and he could use your support.
I can tell you right now that he would be the most progressive, exciting candidate we've had on a statewide level since Jim Hunt first sought the same office in 1972. He's that good.
See for yourself:
Hampton has put forth policy positions on caring for our seniors, reforming the education system, energy conservation and a myriad of other issues and has taken the lead in challenging the more conservative favorite in the race.
Please drop by his website at http://www.hd08.com and take a look around. You'll find an attractive young (40) candidate running statewide in North Carolina who is unabashedly pro-choice, pro-environment and pro-grassroots.
He combines fundraising prowess and a grassroots, volunteer-based team of men and women like me. We have a real chance to win this race. If you're from North Carolina (and most of you are), please consider working and voting for Hampton on May 6. If you're from outside North Carolina, your support would be very helpful, as we work together to build a progressive future for North Carolina and America.
Thanks for reading. See you around.