24th House Republican Won’t Seek 2020 Reelection

United Press reports:

North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker says he won’t seek re-election next year, now that his redrawn district tilts Democratic — but he’s eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate in 2022.

The former Baptist pastor-turned-politician was in his third term when courts struck down North Carolina’s gerrymandered congressional districts earlier this year, forcing state lawmakers to redraw their lines.

Walker is the second congressional Republican in North Carolina to cite redrawn districts as their reason for leaving the House.