is not going to give up a sure thing.
He could have run against Liddy Dole; chose not to for fear of defeat; Hagen stepped in and she was elected.
Plus he needs to keep his tribal followers, the Lumbees, happy. He can not do that in Raleigh.
No, look for Mike to stay where he is for the next couple of years.
Maybe, if he avoids a felony conviction, former Senator Edwards will step up to the plate. He has name recognition.
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