by Sam Hieb
…Now that current 13th District Rep. George Holding plans to challenge current 2nd District Rep. Renee Ellmers in a primary and Rep. Alma Adams has said she will run for reelection in the 12th District, despite the proposed district shift entirely to Charlotte—90 miles from Adams’ home in Greensboro.
N&O sidebar floats some names:
The new 13th District – which U.S. Rep. George Holding plans to abandon to run in the 2nd – would span from Statesville to Greensboro. The boundaries include much of Andrew Brock’s state Senate district.
Brock, a Mocksville Republican, said he’s mulling a run for the seat. He said Friday that his phone has been ringing off the hook with people either encouraging him to run or saying they won’t run if he does.
Rep. Jon Hardister, a Greensboro Republican, said he might run, too. And Republican Rep. Harry Warren of Salisbury didn’t rule out a run when asked Friday. He said he’s focused on the March 15 primary for his House seat.
Wide-slam open, given that candidates can run for both state elected office in the March 15 primary and the Congressional primary scheduled for June 7. Stay tuned—this will get more interesting than it already is.