Former Governor Pat McCrory says he won't run for the still-vacant seat in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Several other Republicans are sizing up their chances in the new election.
McCrory made the announcement Monday on his morning radio show. He was responding to a tweet suggesting he enter the congressional race.
The News and Observer reports McCrory said he still may consider running for governor or senator in 2022.
The announcement comes just days after the State Board of Elections ordered the new election following allegations of absentee ballot fraud in the mostly rural district. Republican Mark Harris led the unofficial vote tally by 905 votes over Democrat Dan McCready.
Harris has not yet said whether he will re-enter the race, but McCready held a news conference Friday to confirm he's running again.
State Sen. Danny Britt of Lumberton and former Sen. Tommy Tucker of Union County have both said they're considering seeking the Republican Party's nomination.