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Miller latest to opt out of Democratic gubernatorial race

Posted February 16, 2012

— Thirteenth District Congressman Brad Miller said Thursday that he has decided not to run for governor.

Miller said last month that he wouldn't seek a sixth term in Congress after Republican lawmakers redrew his district to pit him against 4th District Congressman David Price.

"As a former state legislator and a citizen, I care deeply about the issues that North Carolina faces as a state," Miller said in a statement.

"I have been an energetic and determined candidate in the past. Although my determination to hold elective office appears now to be in remission, I may seek elective office again, and I will certainly support other energetic and determined candidates for office."

Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, former 2nd District Congressman Bob Etheridge and Orange County Rep. Bill Faison are the only candidates seeking the Democratic nomination after Gov. Beverly Perdue decided not to run for re-election.

Wake County Sen. Dan Blue and former State Treasurer Richard Moore are still weighing their options.

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  • Hubris Feb 17, 2012

    "Brad Miller didn't represent the people of North Carolina.
    He was a rubber stamp for the liberal policies of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.
    He never met a spending bill or a liberal policy bill that he didn't support." DontLikeTheSocialistObama

    I agree with all three points. 100% True.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Feb 17, 2012

    "I am also going to miss the superb representation that Brad Miller provided for my district. He fought the banks and did a lot to try and prevent the predatory practices that caused the foreclosure crisis. He has been a lion for consumers. He has cared a lot about veterans like me, too. He cares about education. He has served this district with integrity and humility."

    You forgot to mention that the subprime mortgage market which triggered the foreclosure crisis was caused by the Carter and Clinton administrations forcing the banks to give loans to anybody with a pulse.

    Then during the GW Bush administration Frank and Dodd stopped Bush from investigating Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac for questionable business and mortgage granting practices.

    Miller was there with the broom to clean up the mess left by other powerful Democrats.

    Miller was a poll watcher who did what was politically popular.

  • shoutntime Feb 17, 2012

    If you get really quiet and listen really hard, you can hear the faint sounds of a miniature violin playing.

  • ew2152 Feb 17, 2012

    "Mr. Price is a good lawmaker who mostly supports what I want" - babbleon
    So babbleon, what is it that you want? You want a government that controls everything you think, do and say? You want an elimination of the bill of rights? You want all people to be slaves to the government with no opportunity to get ahead on their own?

    That's what Price has supported throughout his career.

  • The Fox Feb 17, 2012

    [ am also going to miss the superb representation that Brad Miller provided for my district. He fought the banks and did a lot to try and prevent the predatory practices that caused the foreclosure crisis. He has been a lion for consumers. He has cared a lot about veterans like me, too. He cares about education. He has served this district with integrity and humility.]Wow, even the NC Democrat Party Heaquarters has an account here!

  • ew2152 Feb 17, 2012

    Maybe people are finally waking up to who the democrats really are. All they want is power and they will destroy anything to get it. Good ridance

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Feb 17, 2012

    Brad Miller didn't represent the people of North Carolina.

    He was a rubber stamp for the liberal policies of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.

    He never met a spending bill or a liberal policy bill that he didn't support.

  • fishon Feb 17, 2012

    Brad Miller NEVER stood up for what I wanted, he would never even speak to me. It will be nice to have him gone.
    computer trainer

    +1

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Feb 17, 2012

    Brad Miller has figured out that he can't get elected unless he's in the gerrymandered district that he created for himself while in the State Legislature.

    Good Riddance!!!

  • jennmartin82 Feb 17, 2012

    "Sigh - we'll miss you, Brad! I've lost you and Jennifer Weiss to this redistricting,...........y well. As you say, 'energetic and determined.'"

    Facts, Brad Miller ran with the state and was vital in the drawing of his eventual district (which looked like a pre-school children drew lines around the minority areas), then ran and was elected in that area. The democratic majority used this practice religiously for 112 years. I will enjoy the republican districts from here on out but good luck though!

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