Two Democrats with North Carolina ties are headed to Harvard.
Former North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and Steve Kerrigan, CEO of the Democratic convention in Charlotte, will become resident fellows at Harvard’s Institute of politics this semester.
Perdue, the state’s first woman governor, left office this month when Charlotte Republican Pat McCrory was sworn in.
Kerrigan, a Massachusetts native, was also CEO of this week’s inauguration of President Barack Obama.
They’ll join a class that includes political analyst Charlie Cook, Karen Hughes, a former aide to President George W. Bush and Washington Post correspondent Keith Richburg.
Also announced were visiting fellows. They include former Republican presidential candidate and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and CNN reporter John King.