Senate leader Phil Berger was not sounding like a many ready to jump into the race with Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan next year when he showed up on an Eastern North Carolina radio station last week.
"I didn't think it was something that I was prepared to make a decision on until I was able to get away from the legislative session," Berger told Eastern Carolina News and Views with Tom Lamprecht and Sadie Claus on Friday.
"We've been a away for a few weeks; I have had several conversations with my family, my wife about it.'' Berger said. "I have talked to supporters around the state, folks who have encouraged me to do it, and talked to some who have suggested that perhaps this is not the right thing for me to do at this time, because of of things that need to be done at the state level.''
Berger said he had not made up his mind.
Meanwhile, GOP Senate candidate Greg Brannon held a blue grass and BBQ birthday fund raising bash Sunday at the North Hills Club in Raleigh.
Brannon, a Cary physician, charged $53 to mark his birthday.