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.
Second Republican retires from Congress after his GOP-rigged district was made fairer: Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) is the 24th House Republican to turn down running for reelection. Rep. Mark Walker announced late Monday he won't run for anything in 2020 —… https://t.co/QEdGvKOeHa pic.twitter.com/OQyk7IvEcm
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