The Charlotte Observer reports:
Citing his health, Republican Mark Harris said Tuesday that he won’t run in a new election for the 9th Congressional District.
“After consulting with my physicians, there are several things that my health situation requires as a result of the extremely serious condition that I faced in mid-January. One of those is a necessary surgery that is now scheduled for the last week in March.
“Given my health situation, the need to regain full strength, and the timing of this surgery the last week of March, I have decided not to file in the new election for Congressional District 9.”