In an odd twist, Democratic Sen. Charlie Dannelly said today he won’t campaign for another term and instead will support another candidate for the seat he’s held for 18 years.
Dannelly, 87, is Mecklenburg County’s longest-serving lawmaker. He filed for re-election in District 38 earlier this month and said he missed the window to withdraw.
Instead he’s supporting Joel Ford, a former Mecklenburg County Democratic chairman. Ford filed for the seat this week.