Charlotte, NC -- Republican Pat McCrory told reporters Tuesday he is feeling "confident" in his bid for the Governor's Mansion.
McCrory spoke to reporters after he greeted supporters at a polling place in Charlotte. About a dozen people were at the Myers Park Elementary School encouraging voters to cast their ballots for Charlotte's longest-serving mayor.
"We feel very confident," McCrory said. "We're getting great response from across the state. But we're not overconfident. We anticipate a close election. We anticipate we have to fight for every vote, and we're going to do just that."
The seven-term mayor said he planned to visit polling places all over the city until they closed Tuesday night. While visiting Myers Park, he told reporters he hoped to make the rest of North Carolina more like the Triad.
"I'm so glad that my parents brought me to the Greensboro region in 1966, in order to help them get a job and in order for me and my brother and two sisters to get a good education," he said. "And that's what kind of quality of life I want for the next generation of young people in North Carolina."
McCrory's supporters will gather in a Charlotte hotel ballroom Tuesday night when the polls close. It's a routine he's been through before, when he narrowly lost to Gov. Bev Perdue in 2008.
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