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January 26, 2012
Will the last endangered Democratic official in North Carolina please turn out the lights?
Rep. Brad Miller (D) announced his retirement this morning. Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, facing the likely prospect of an epic defeat this November, announced her decision not to run for a second term this afternoon. Later, politically vulnerable Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) opened the door to running for governor of the Tar Heel State. And a local news report tonight said Rep. Heath Shuler (D) is eyeing a bid for governor as well. A Shuler spokeswoman had no comment. Full story
Updated: 9:20 a.m. | Five-term Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) will retire at the end of the 112th Congress.
In redistricting, a Republican-controlled Tar Heel State Legislature had drawn Miller out of his comfortably Democratic 13th district and made it solidly Republican. His home was placed in the 4th district represented by Rep. David Price, dean of the North Carolina Democratic delegation. Miller’s decision spares Democrats a potentially bruising Member-versus-Member race. Full story