Under the Dome

Republican Brannon begins campaign for U.S. Senate

Dr. Greg Brannon begins his campaign for the U.S. Senate with a two-day tour of eight cities Feb. 27.

Brannon, a Cary obstetrician who opposes abortion rights, hopes to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan next year. But there will likely be a tussle for the GOP nomination since every Republican and her brother is thinking about running for that seat. See past Domes for a partial list.

Brannon is one of the first to jump, though. He has a Tea Party-esque website called Founders' Truth. The website on Tuesday was converted to feature Brannon giving a speech launching his campaign.

He begins the tour on the anniversary of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, where Patriots defeated the Loyalists.

"Fighting to restore the American Dream in North Carolina will be my job in the U.S. Senate, and that's why I'm kicking off this campaign by talking to voters across the state on this historic date," he said in a statement.

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