Yet another fascinating race is shaping up in our state. CQ Politics reports that Democratic incumbent Heath Shuler has drawn a fourth Republican challenger for his 11th district seat in western N.C. While many pundits say Shuler has a good chance of winning re-election, make no mistake. His upcoming vote on the health insurance bill will have a decisive impact on the race. You’ll recall that in November, Shuler voted against the House bill, but only after it was clear the Democrats had the votes they needed. Stay tuned for a great race and a great story.

After passing on the race in October, Republican businessman Jeff Miller told local papers Thursday that he plans to seek the GOP nomination to take on North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler (D) this fall.

Miller, who founded HonorAir in 2006 to fly World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to tour the World War II Memorial and other D.C. sites, was recruited by party officials last fall before he announced he wouldn’t run. He was welcomed back to the race with open arms by the National Republican Congressional Committee on Friday.