"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.