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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commission Chair Woody White is considering a run for a much higher office.

White is expected to enter the race for the 7th District Congressional seat next year, but White told WWAY last night he will not make a formal announcement until January after GOP sources said the former state senator could make an announcement as soon as today. The Congressional seat has been held since 1997 by Democrat Mike McIntyre.

If he decides to run, White would face David Rouzer in May’s Republican primary. Rouzer narrowly lost to McIntyre last year in a contest that went to a recount.

McIntyre also faces a primary challenge from another New Hanover County Commissioner. Fellow Democrat Jonathan Barfield has said he will run.

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Dennis Sayer
2016 years 2 months ago

That would be Par. I think White would fit right in very comfortably. But, that is the whole problem, isn’t it.

2016 years 2 months ago

I really hope Woody doesn’t run, I’m already going to have my hands full in the GOP NC US Senate Primary.


A New Hanover County Republican Party Precient Chair

PS. David Rouzer is my guy, although I like Pantano a LOT!

2016 years 2 months ago

Why all the hatred? He’s barely announced anything and you guys are jumping all over him.

Let him run and make his case. He may very well beat Slackentyre another gutless Washington politician.

2016 years 2 months ago

Pantano is damaged goods.
Rouzer comes across as a country bumpkin and needs some polish. He shot himself in the foot several times during his last run.
Mike for his part plays the part of a conservative Dem quite well.
Unless the GOP comes up with someone else, I am tempted to vote for McIntyre.


alsey gilbert
2016 years 2 months ago

I am from Johnston was hoping someone other than Rouzer would run. I want someone other than a career politician to run, the same old people are not getting the job done. Please bring in someone new.

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