Jeff Jackson announces bid for Charlotte-area congressional seat
The former U.S. Senate candidate will run for a Democratic-leaning district in Mecklenburg and Gaston counties.Posted — Updated
Democratic state Sen. Jeff Jackson announced Friday that he would run for Congress to compete in a newly drawn district in the Charlotte area.
"This all happened suddenly, but we’re ready," Jackson wrote. "We have the support, the infrastructure and the experience to hit the ground running. I want to finish what we started by making this a campaign you can be proud of."
He also noted his ties to the community, noting that his current seat in the legislature is in Mecklenburg County and that he used to work as an assistant district attorney in the adjacent Gaston County.
According to political scientists, the district Jackson is seeking is likely to elect a Democrat.
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