Elaine Marshall is getting buzz from a conservative newspaper.
The secretary of state is featured in the Dunn Daily Record as a potential candidate for the Democratic Senate nomination next year:
"I haven't closed any doors to that possibility," Mrs. Marshall said. "A lot of folks are considering me and I have always had an interest in pursuing that opportunity.
"So the dialogue goes on," she said. "It would indeed be a challenge, but it's one I think I'm up to."
In the article, Marshall also appears to plead for time to make a decision, saying she's busy battling for her agency in the state budget process and will have more time once the session is over.
"I'm pretty well known in Democratic circles and as the second highest vote-getter in the last state-wide elections, at least somebody knows me," she told the paper.