NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-LGBT Former Gov Rules Out Run For Contested House Seat, Floats US Senate Bid

The Hill reports

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory ruled out a possible run in the state’s 9th District on Wednesday, saying that Republican Mark Harris deserves a chance to “get the facts out” about alleged fraud in the disputed race.

But McCrory also opened the door to a potential gubernatorial bid in 2020 or a Senate run in 2022, saying that he would weigh his options through 2019.

“I’m going to do a thorough assessment on whether or not I want to run for governor again between now and December,” McCRory said on his radio show. “And I’m also going to do an assessment of whether or not I could make a positive difference possibly in running for the U.S. Senate, 2022.”

McCrory was unseated by Democrat Roy Cooper in 2016 in no small part due to his support for the anti-LGBT House Bill 2, the infamous “bathroom bill” which prompted massive backlash from major corporations and sports groups.