Rep. Howard Coble
Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. said Monday that he will formally announce Wednesday his intention to run for North Carolina's 6th Congressional District, which includes parts of Durham, Orange and Person counties.
Sixth District Congressman Howard Coble, who has served in the U.S. House longer than any other North Carolina Republican, said Thursday that health problems will force his retirement when his term ends in 2014.
As the U.S. House's Republican caucus clashes over the vote to raise the debt ceiling, North Carolina's delegation is in the national spotlight. Will it help or hurt their chances in 2014?
There are some political insiders speculating that state Sen. Phil Berger's television spot on voter ID has less to do with his own political ambitions than another Congressional race involving a politician by the same name.