Senate leader Phil Berger is saying he will announce Monday Phil Berger whether he will challenge Kay Hagan on Monday, according to the Washington Post.
Most of the betting is that Berger will remain in the Senate, where he is regarded as the most powerful figure in the Capital. He has encouraged one of his lieutenants, Sen. Pete Brunstetter to look at the race.
On the other hand, Berger has been running TV in the Greensboro market, which is near his home in Eden and where his son Phil Berger Jr. might run for Congress if Howard Coble retires.
A number of other Republicans have already announced their candidacies, most notably, House Speaker Thom Tillis.