Raleigh, N.C. — 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.