original post follows....see comment 3 for updated info!
She has probably read the polls...
Perdue is expected to announce today that she will not seek reelection! Hard to say if this is good news for Republican candidate Pat McCrory - he was demolishing her in the polls!
From Raleigh News and Observer
UPDATED: Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to announce today that she will not seek a second term as governor, two sources close to the Democrat's campaign tell The News & Observer.
Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon, a N.C. Democratic Party spokesman said. Her campaign aides began telling top Democrats in the past 24 hours. Perdue campaign spokesman Marc Farinella could not be reached for comment.