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

Monday, September 23, 2013
NC Senate leader Phil Berger

NC Senate leader Phil Berger (WTVD Photo)

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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