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Retired race car king Richard Petty is dropping hints he might run for governor of North Carolina in 1996. "I would never say I was not interested," Petty said in an interview published Thursday in The News & Observer. "I'm not interested at this particular time." Petty, a conservative Republican, has formed a political action committee to help GOP candidates and is assembling a campaign team. "My wife told me she didn't mind if I run for governor if they could move the capital to Level Cross," said Petty, referring to his hometown in central North Carolina.

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