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US Rep. Ellmers Takes Pass on Senate Run

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers announced Tuesday that she will run for re-election in the U.S. House of Representatives rather make a bid for the Senate.

“There is still plenty of time to look at future positions like the Senate and I will do my best to support the Republican candidate for this seat,” Ellmers said. “I feel the best job I can do for the people of North Carolina and the Second District is to continue fighting for them in the House.”

Ellmers had been one of several names within the GOP being considered to take on incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan. Hagan has held the Senate seat since defeating Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole in 2008.

Hagan’s seat is one of four held by Democrats in states that Republican Mitt Romney won during his 2012 presidential big. National GOP leaders are aiming to pick up those seats to take control of the Senate in 2015.

Read the full story at WNCN News in Raleigh/Durham.

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