Cooper not ruling out Senate run

February 11, 2009 10:48:11 AM PST
Could North Carolina's attorney general be eyeing a Senate run? He's not ruling it out. Eyewitness News caught up with Roy Cooper Tuesday and asked him about the rumors that he might try to run for the Democratic nomination for US Senate in 2010.

"A lot of people have contacted me about it, people that I respect and so I've told them I would give them the courtesy to look at it," Cooper said. "I like my job as Attorney General. I am making a difference. I've had a lot of people to ask me about it. So, I'm going to look at it but make a decision very soon."

Cooper wouldn't say when that decision will be made.

Heath Shuler, a congressman from the western part of the state, has also been rumored to be considering a run.

Senator Richard Burr is up for re-election in 2010.


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