With the North Carolina Board of Elections poised to schedule a new congressional election in the state’s 9th District when the panel again meets on January 11th, speculation grows among Republicans as to who might run in the irregular special election that will likely be scheduled for late February or March.
Yesterday, former Gov. Pat McCrory (R), who was defeated for re-election in 2016 by a tenth of a percentage point, says he will not become a congressional candidate. He did confirm, however, that he is considering seeking a re-match with Gov. Roy Cooper (D) next year, or possibly running for US Senate in 2022 if incumbent Richard Burr (R) follows through with statements made in the 2016 campaign that he would not seek a fourth term when his seat next comes in-cycle.
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