Politics Mark Walker, North Carolina Republican, announces US Senate bid for 2022

20:15  01 december  2020
20:15  01 december  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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North Carolina Republican faced troubles after redistricting, said Trump will support him for Senate . Mark Walker announced Monday that he will not run for reelection in the House next year but is “I believe the best way we can continue to serve the people of North Carolina is as a United

Mark Walker (R- N . C .) is forgoing another term in the House after his North Carolina district was redrawn to favor Democrats, instead opting to hold out for a potential Senate bid in 2022 , he announced on Monday.

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Walker announced his 2022 Senate bid on Tuesday, jump-starting a long primary for a rare open seat that will be crucial to the future control of the chamber.

Mark Walker wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. © Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C. speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

In a video, Walker pitched himself as both "a conservative warrior and a bridge builder," who has taken on "the radicals as well as the establishment." He says, "Washington has lost its mind," ticking off his opposition to "job-killing regulations," the Green New Deal, the so-called defund the police movement and the Senate Democratic leader.

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The 2022 United States Senate election in North Carolina will be held on November 8, 2022 , to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of North Carolina .

Mark Walker joins Republican colleague Rep. Several North Carolina Republicans in Congress are facing potential uphill battles to serve their current districts after the 2020 elections after a state court determined that old congressional maps were the result of partisan gerrymandering.

"I'm running for the United States Senate because serving others is my life, and I have the experience to fight and to win in Washington," says Walker, who announced last year that he would not seek reelection for his US House seat. "In North Carolina, Chuck Schumer doesn't get to pick the next senator, the people do."

The North Carolina Republican Senate primary for the seat left open by the coming retirement of GOP Sen. Richard Burr is expected to be crowded. The Republican primary for an open lieutenant governor spot this year attracted nine candidates.

Lara Trump, a North Carolina native and the President's daughter in law, is reportedly considering a Senate campaign.

"It would be an incredible thing," she said last week on Fox News. "I think we need some strong Republicans in Washington, DC."

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"We had a great run with the Senate and the House this go-round, but you know, let's see what happens," she added.

But another potential candidate, White House chief of staff and former North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, has apparently taken himself out of the running. He recently told The News & Observer that he had "no intentions" to seek the seat himself, but has discussed the Senate campaign with Lara Trump and sitting House members.

"In terms of my hat, it won't be in the ring," he said.

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis beat Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham by less than two points after Cunningham's sex scandal undermined the Democrat's campaign and the party's chances of taking back the Senate in 2020. Now Democrats need to win two Senate runoff races in Georgia, which hasn't sent a Democrat to the Senate in 20 years, on January 5 to control the chamber next year.

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