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Ellmers considers 2014 Senate run

Posted March 27, 2013

— Second District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, a Republican, said Wednesday that she is considering running to replace Democrat Kay Hagan in the U.S. Senate.

It's expected that Hagan, whose term expires next year, will seek re-election.  

When asked what her political future will hold, Ellmers offered: "As you know, there is a Senate race in North Carolina that's going to take place in 2014."

"I'm praying on it," she said. "That's ultimately where I make those kind of decisions. They come to me. I don't make them myself."


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  • JustAName Mar 28, 2013

    "sorry justaname, but you are wrong. ellmers was NOT backed by the gop establishment during her original run." - archmaker

    I know for a fact that she was NOT the TEA Party choice, because I was part of the group that put on a primary debate that she participated in. She was always establishment, which is why she ran on abortion (a non-topic at the time) instead of fiscal policies and almost lost.

  • archmaker Mar 28, 2013

    sorry justaname, but you are wrong. ellmers was NOT backed by the gop establishment during her original run. she was backed by the tea party. she fell in line with the establishment once she got to washington and now the tea party people are ticked and don't support her anymore. look it up on any conservative website.

  • meeper Mar 28, 2013

    Hope she gets it! At least shes being honest with the voters about what she believes in.
    Democrats like Kay Hagan, always run as a "sensible moderate" and when elected turn out to be left wing nut jobs. In Hagan's case, always marching and voting in lockstep with Dear Leader Obama.

  • JustAName Mar 28, 2013

    Seems a bunch of people on here don't know what the TEA Party is about, because Ellmers was not the TEA Party choice. She was back by the Republican establishment. She can try and run for Senate, there are already better candidates lining up that will defeat her in the primary.

    Hagan has seen the writing on the wall, she knows she's already lost. Of course, she might be dumb enough to think Bev would be a good endorsement.

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Mar 28, 2013

    A pertinent question would be: how representative of the voting public are WRAL posters?

  • tayled Mar 28, 2013

    This sounds like pure amdition to me. Why doesn't she be satisfied where she is. If she gives up her House seat, it could hurt her party if a Dem. wins her present seat. There are enough Republicans who have shown interest in the senate seat already. Personally, even though I donot see eye to eye with Se. Hagan, especially over the same sex marriage issue, she has done a pretty good job. She seems willing to work with the other side, a far cry form what some others have done.

  • roadrider18 Mar 28, 2013

    "heavily gerrymandered district?

    How in the world do you think Price got the seat back after his defeat?

  • Deb1003 Mar 28, 2013

    Just curious, what has Hagan done for her district?

  • Deb1003 Mar 28, 2013

    I'll vote for Ellmers.

  • happilyhere605 Mar 28, 2013

    I would have to vote for Elmers before Hagan.