Politics & Government

N. Carolina gubernatorial candidates provide health records

RALEIGH — The three candidates for North Carolina governor all say they are physically fit for the office.

Republican Pat McCrory, Libertarian Mike Munger and Democrat Bev Perdue are in excellent health and have only minor medical concerns, their campaigns said in response to a request for such information from The Charlotte Observer and The (Raleigh) News & Observer.

Of the three, only Munger agreed to provide information in response to a request for the candidates' tax returns. He paid his federal income taxes in full and gave about 2 percent of his income to charity in 2006, according to his return.

The newspapers requested health and financial records – none of which must be revealed under state law – to give more information to voters, to clear up any questions about the candidates' backgrounds and to measure their level of transparency.

Read the full story at CharlotteObserver.com.