by Sam Hieb
U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-Greensboro, will not challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in the 2020 Republican primary.
In a statement, Walker told Politico:
“After prayerful reflection and consideration, I am confident that my continued service in the House will best help our efforts to reclaim the majority from Nancy Pelosi and advance our shared conservative goals.
“The support from President Trump and conservatives across North Carolina in encouraging me to run for the Senate has been deeply humbling,” he continued. “When I first ran for Congress, I confronted an establishment political machine with considerable resources, power, and connections, but we overcame long odds for an improbable win. While polling in both the primary and general election conveyed we could find similar success in 2020, the most important thing is that we keep North Carolina red for President Trump.”
Trump needs all the help he can get in the House, so it is good to see Walker remaining focused on that.