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A look at the political career of lawyer, writer, humorist, religious speaker, television commentator, and two-time candidate for Governor of North Carolina, Herbert Floyd \"Chub\" Seawell Jr.'s run in the 1952 gubernatorial election and its effect of the Republican party and beginning the move to a two-party system within the state. Although Seawell lost the election, he received more votes than any Republican candidate in the state's history at the time, and led the groundwork for a reinvigoration of the of the Republican party by differentiating their platform from that of the Democrats. Seawell advocated \"family values,\" lower taxes, economy in government and played a prominent role in the effort to rid North Carolina Republicanism of the stigma of Reconstruction and the \"evils\" of carpetbaggers.