State Sen. Doug Berger, a Democrat from Franklin County, said today that he's going to run for re-election in the new state Senate district that includes a swath of eastern Wake County.
The Senate District 18 is a more Republican district than the one three-term incumbent is used to running in. But Berger says he has a good shot at keeping the seat.
Rep. Glen Bradley, a Youngstown Republican, has announced he's running for the seat. Berger has come out swinging, calling Bradley "a Tea Party extremist."
There's a long way to go before the election. The redistricting plans are being challenged in court. And who's to say there won't be a Democratic or Republican primary here?