make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Sen. Burr says he'll seek No. 2 GOP Senate post


RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he will run for the No. 2 position in the Republican leadership in the US Senate after the 2012 elections.

Burr said Tuesday he will run for the Republican whip's job, which will be open with the retirement of Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl. The whip keeps vote counts of key legislation within the party's Senate caucus.

The Winston-Salem lawmaker says he'll concentrate on his current post as chief deputy whip and the legislative agenda in the year or so before the vote. Texas Sen. John Cornyn is also expected to run for the whip's post.

Burr was re-elected in 2010 to a second six-year term.

Washington-based political news organizations reported Burr's intentions Monday night.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.