Former Republican state House member Louis Pate wants a rematch.
Pate, a former mayor of Mount Olive who served eight years in the House, has announced he is running for the Senate seat held by Democrat Don Davis, Lynn Bonner reports.
Davis beat Pate for the seat last year by 6 percentage points in the campaign to replace longtime office-holder John Kerr. The district that includes Pitt, Wayne and Greene counties.
Pate said the outcome could be different next year when Davis won't get a boost from President Barack Obama.