North Carolina US Senate candidate list growing

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – The list of candidates officially in next year’s race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina keeps growing.

Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey announced his bid three months ago, but he filed his candidacy paperwork Tuesday at the State Board of Elections. The Democrat is among five people now seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Richard Burr next November.

Rey said he’s got the strongest record in the field, including experience in the military, a small town mayor and the operator of a local nonprofit.

Other Democratic candidates who’ve already filed include Deborah Ross and Kevin Griffin. Paul Wright and Larry Holmquist are Republican who are also giving Burr a primary election March 15.

Other candidates filing Tuesday included Democrat Holly Jones for lieutenant governor and Republican Jim O’Neill for attorney general.

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