Roll Call reports:
Retiring GOP Rep. Mark Walker announced Tuesday that he is running for Senate in North Carolina in 2022, kicking off a potentially competitive Republican primary to replace retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr.
“Washington has lost its mind. Job-killing regulations, the Green New Deal, defund the police and our military — seriously? I’m proud of my record taking on the radicals as well as the establishment,” Walker said in a four-minute video launching his campaign featuring a range of supporters including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is also considering a Senate run in her native North Carolina, the New York Times reported last month.
Walker announced his retirement from the House after court-ordered redistricting made it unlikely he would win reelection.
He first appeared on JMG in 2016 when he attacked “radical leftist” Bruce Springsteen for canceling a concert over North Carolina’s anti-LGBT HB2 bill.
Before entering politics, Walker was a Baptist pastor.