Is Berger hinting at U.S. Senate bid?

2014 Republican Primary

By Reid Wilson, Published: September 6 Washington Post

North Carolina Senate President Phil Berger (R) is coming off a legislative session that cemented him as one of the dominant forces in state politics, if not the only one. But he’s hinting he might have a grander stage in mind.

Berger’s campaign will launch a statewide advertisement next week touting an election reform bill that earned conservative praise and liberal outrage after the legislature passed it earlier this year. The ad, which Berger aides said they would spend more than $100,000 to air, will run in the Greensboro media market...


Please, please, please

Let Berger and Tillis both run for Senate. Neither can win a statewide race, but the bloodbath along the way to defeat would certainly be grand theater.

Sen. Berger will not run in GOP Primary

ABC11 WTVD Eyewitness News Raleigh Durham Fayetteville
#breakingnews North Carolina Senate President Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said Monday he will not challenge incumbent US Senator Kay Hagan for her seat in Congress.

Martha Brock


The theater would have been better with The Burglar in the race. The GOP primary could still be worth a tub of popcorn to watch, though, as the nut jobs jockey to see who can get the furthest to the right.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014