A few weeks ago longtime Democratic Sen. Dan Clodfelter raised eyebrows when he said he might run for the Charlotte City Council. Now he might run for mayor.
"I'm very seriously considering it," he said Tuesday. "I've been getting a great deal of encouragement."
Clodfelter isn't the only one -- or only legislator -- looking at the race since incumbent Democrat Anthony Foxx said this month he won't run for a third term. Democratic Reps. Becky Carney and state Sen. Malcolm Graham have said they're considering it.
Clodfelter said he could make a decision by the end of the month.
"When people reach out to you," he said, "you want to think seriously about what they're asking you to do."
-- Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer