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Phil Berger Jr. to announce bid for congressional seat

Posted November 18, 2013
Updated November 19, 2013

Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr.

— Rockingham County's lead prosecutor, 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.

Congressman Howard Coble, who has held the seat for decades, said last week that he is retiring when his term ends in 2014.

Berger, the Republican district attorney of Rockingham County and son of state Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, has openly expressed interest in Coble's congressional seat before but pledged never to run against the veteran lawmaker.

He plans to make his announcement Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Community Middle School in Reidsville.

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  • krimson Nov 20, 3:05 p.m.

    Phil Berger: "Schools have a duty to educate and protect our children, not serve as marching grounds for political [interests]."

  • dollibug Nov 20, 3:01 p.m.

    And exactly what does he think he can OFFER AMERICA?

  • tracmister Nov 20, 1:34 p.m.

    If you don't like the Berger's, Tillis, Pope, McCrory, Purdue, or Hagan's of the world, start supporting a third party to replace the puppets.

  • wildpig777 Nov 19, 11:53 p.m.

    "He plans to make his announcement Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Community Middle School in Reidsville"- why does he get to use taxpayer funded school sites for his political grandstanding? Isn't that during school hours? So the school will be disrupted for a politician to have a press conference? Something not quite right about that.

    Click to view my profile dwntwnboy2

    since when has politicans in nc cared about appearances or propers? none have cared that I have seen-- to the voters in the 6th district I would urge you to --just vote no.

  • Sally1023 Nov 19, 5:26 p.m.

    Great! The US House needs some more crazies.

  • SARCASTICLES Nov 19, 2:32 p.m.

    Yeah, that's right, dwntwnboy2.....Berger Sr. made such a big deal about all those parents during the "Walk In"....he said it would "put our kids in danger". You gotta watch those parents, you know....they CREEP up on ya!

  • dwntwnboy2 Nov 19, 2:05 p.m.

    "He plans to make his announcement Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Bethany Community Middle School in Reidsville"- why does he get to use taxpayer funded school sites for his political grandstanding? Isn't that during school hours? So the school will be disrupted for a politician to have a press conference? Something not quite right about that.

  • WASP Nov 19, 11:14 a.m.

    And this surprises who?

  • cruzinlong Nov 19, 11:11 a.m.

    just what we need, a Berger Jr.

  • ccsmith1902 Nov 19, 10:41 a.m.

    My God, we don't need another Berger!!! That is scary!

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