“Cheek feels needed change will come if he wins, turns the job down and the governor appoints someone else.”"It allows people to make a decision about whether they want Mike Nifong to be the D.A. of Durham County or not," Cheek said."That would indicate to the governor and anybody listening that the desire of the people of Durham was that Mike Nifong not be the D.A.," Cheek said. "I have to believe the governor would listen to that."
“Democrat Lewis Cheek, who decided against formally opposing Nifong too late to have his name removed from the ballot as an unaffiliated candidate,”
“Regardless of what he decides, Cheek will be listed as an unaffiliated candidate in November," Ashe said. "He is on the ballot. He can't change that. No one can."
"Still, Cheek said he would vote for himself in the fall, and encouraged others who are dissatisfied with Nifong to do the same."
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