McCrory laughs off Vice Presidential prospect question

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory laughed off a question regarding a possible vice-presidential bid during a Tuesday stop in Fayetteville.

McCrory was at Fayetteville State University pushing his $2.85 billion infrastructure proposal "Connect NC" when he opened the floor to questions.

"The only question that I have for you, sir, once you put this strain in action, okay and let's say you get elected and picked by a conservative Republican to be the Vice-President of the United States, would you pack up your bags and leave," asked Fayetteville resident Jose Cardenas.

McCrory laughed as the man continued.

"And, Sir, I've got one thing for you, I would like to give you a letter please, if you don't mind," said Cardenas.

"Thank you very much," McCrory replied. "Is that what it said on the teleprompter behind me? I just want to know."

"Thank you very much," McCrory continued with laughter from the crowd. "I appreciate your compliment."

McCrory moved on to the next question without addressing the prospect of becoming a presidential running mate.

When ABC11 asked McCrory about his answer he joked, "I couldn't hear. They weren't reading my teleprompter well enough there."

When pushed about it, McCrory returned to his points regarding the Connect NC proposal.

"I'm governor of the greatest state in the United States of America, which is the ninth largest state now, and we'd better prepare for being the seventh largest for the next generation and that's my goal-is to help the next generation right here in North Carolina," said McCrory.

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