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Pat McCrory congratulates Foxx on DOT nomination

By Tim Funk
tfunk@charlotteobserver.com

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said he talked with Charlotte’s current mayor, Democrat Anthony Foxx, by phone Monday – the day President Barack Obama announced at the White House, with Foxx by his side, that he was nominating the mayor to be his next secretary of Transportation.

“First of all, I told him his life is going to change. And congratulations,” McCrory told the Observer on Tuesday. “I wish the best for him and his family because it’s quite a commitment that he’s making. And I look forward to a positive working relationship.”

Will Foxx being in the Cabinet bring more federal money to North Carolina?

“I’m not going to get into that,” McCrory said. “What he needs to do, just like I need to do, is focus on your job. And if you do that, you’ll do what’s best not only for the nation but for North Carolina.”

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