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Ellmers says she won't run for U.S. Senate

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers said today she will not run for the U.S. Senate.

Ellmers, a Dunn Republican in her second term, had been mentioned as a possible challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen Kay Hagan. Ellmers said earlier she was thinking about entering the Senate race. Instead, she said in an statement Tuesday, she intends to run for re-election to the House.

"After a great deal of reflection and prayer, I have come to the decision that I will run for re-election in the U.S. House of Representatives," she wrote. "This was not an easy decision to make, but the right one for me, my family, and the second district of North Carolina. I have been very blessed to get to where I am now and owe my accomplishments to God, my husband Brent, and my son Ben."

In her statement, Ellmers emphasizes the need for Republicans to connect with women.

Dr. Greg Brannon and House Speaker Thom Tillis are the announced candidates in the GOP primary, but other Republicans are considering the race.


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OH Renee

I bet you are not going after the senate seat 'cause the 'big ol' boys' told you to shut up and sit down, this is men's domain". Now you know what it's like to feel like a lowly woman in NC. Your need to connect with women is too late. You lost us when you turned your back on us


He's real good. Very refreshing. All of his question come back to what is written in the constitution. He does not need a poll to tell him what to say, he speaks quickly, from his heart. I like him a lot.

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