Former State Sen. David Rouzer formally declared his candidacy Tuesday for Congress, seeking a rematch with Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre. Rouzer lost one of the closest races in the country to McIntyre last November, losing by 654 votes.
"I will fight to cut Washington's wasteful spending habits, work to get the government off of the backs of entrepreneurs and small business owners and get our national debt under control so that every individual has the opportunity to be prosperous and achieve the American dream," he said in a statement in Wilmington.Bob Rosser and Brock McCleary will serve as general counsels for his campaign. Rosser is a veteran North Carolina consultant. McCleary was a senior strategist with the National Republican Congressional Committee during the past two election cycles.