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McIntyre rules out gubernatorial bid

Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre today ruled out running for govenror, saying he planned to seek re-election to his 7th congressional district seat.

"My heart is in public service, and I love North Carolina,'' McIntyre said in a statement. "I am honored to have had my name considered for govenror, but there is simply not enough time between now and May 8th to construct the type of campaign that I would have liked to establish."

McIntyre, a moderate from Lumberton who has represented the seat since 1996, said he plans to seek re-election. The GOP-led legislature has made the district more Republican leaning.


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