Pantano files for US House run

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It's no secret Ilario Pantano was going to run for Congress. Today he made it official.

Pantano filed paperwork today in Raleigh to run for North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. He won the 2010 Republican nomination for the seat before losing to incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre in the general election. Pantano vowed that night to run again.

Pantano joins Randy Crow in the Republican primary May 8. State Sen. David Rouzer is also expected to run, but he has not yet filed.

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You are right on one point, enough is enough...of Pantano. Time for someone with some fresh perspectives and no questions about things that happened in his/her past.

Didnt Jaun Pantano get the message the last election? He got his butt kicked. The people of North Carolina dont want him down here telling us what to do do. Hes been campaigning on his wifes bank acount for years now. And those darn commercials where he reminds us that he was in the marines. Enough already!Someone please read him the memo! We dont want you as an elected official. And besise, dont you think he looks just like Mr. Burns nerdy assistant on The Simpsons? And also, could you get him to tell Curtis Wright that hes full of crap too. Those two were made for each other.