The Southern Political Report indicates that Congressman Brad Miller (NC-13) will not run for Senate in 2010. Let's see, who does that leave?
North Carolina: Miller Not Running for Senate
Congressman Brad Miller (D), mentioned as a possible challenger to US Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) in 2010, announced this week that he will not run for the Senate, but will seek re-election to his Raleigh-based congressional seat instead. Miller was courted as a potential Democratic candidate against US Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R) for 2008, but stayed put then, too. Other names still getting consideration for the race against Burr include US Rep. Heath Shuler (D), a former professional football player; state Treasurer Richard Moore (D), who lost (40%) the Democratic gubernatorial primary this year, and state Attorney General Roy Cooper (D), his party’s top vote-getter in 2008. Just how vulnerable Burr will be is unclear. He is a skilled legislator and politician. On the other hand, Tar Heel Democrats are on a roll.