- Associated Press - Thursday, September 25, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jim Hunt hasn’t had to campaign for himself in 18 years. But North Carolina’s favorite Democrat is revving up the party faithful again while he stumps for legislative candidates and addresses his concerns about the public schools.

Associates of the former four-term governor say Hunt is heavily involved in this fall’s General Assembly elections. He’s helping raise money for Democratic legislative candidates hoping to whittle down Republican veto-proof majorities in the House and Senate.

Hunt was the scheduled headliner at a private joint fundraiser for the Senate and House Democratic caucus Thursday evening at a Raleigh home.

Former Hunt adviser and Democratic consultant Gary Pearce says the 77-year-old Hunt is working almost as hard as when he was on the ballot himself.

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