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Is Virginia Foxx testing the Senate waters?

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will speak at a fund raiser for the Republican Women's Club of Chapel Hill on Sunday, in a move likely to spur speculation that she is testing the waters for a Senate race next year.

Foxx, a veteran lawmaker from Banner Elk who had been mentioned as a potential U.S. Senate candidate next year, will talk at a cookie and coffee affair at the Chapel Hill Country Club. The event is a $20 person fund raiser will begin at 3 p.m.

Polls have put Foxx at the top of the list of potential GOP challengers to Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. Other Republican women, Rep. Renee Ellmers and state Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, have ruled out the race, but Foxx has apparently not made any public comments in weeks.

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