Shuler: 'Not my time'

Posted January 31, 2012

The Democrats' list of potential gubernatorial candidates keeps getting shorter. Congressman Heath Shuler now says he won't run.

Shuler posted a statement on his congressional website this afternoon: “I will not be running for governor of North Carolina in 2012. It is an honor to even be discussed as a potential candidate for such an esteemed office, but now is not my time.”

The 11th district Democrat is expected to face a tough re-election fight this fall. His district was redrawn by Republican lawmakers to exclude his Democratic supporters in Asheville.


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