North Carolina state Senator Phil Berger won't challenge Kay Hagan

NC Senate leader Phil Berger

September 23, 2013 6:52:38 AM PDT
North Carolina state Senator Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said Monday he will not challenge incumbent US Senator Kay Hagan for her seat in Congress.

There had been widespread speculation Berger - currently North Carolina Senate President - would run against Hagan. He said Monday that he will seek reelection to the North Carolina Senate instead.

"...after careful consideration and consultation with family, friends and supporters, I have decided now is not the time for me to undertake such a campaign," said Berger in a statement.

Berger said he feels he can do the most good for the state of North Carolina in the state senate representing Guilford and Rockingham counties.

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