State Representative Martin Won't Run Against Dole

In their search for someone to challenge Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole in next year's election, state Democrats are hearing the same two words: no thanks.

In the latest rejection, State Representative Grier Martin says he won't run for the U.S. Senate next year against Dole.

That move leaves only Chapel Hill corporate financial adviser Jim Neal in the race to challenge Dole.

Martin says the time demands of serving all of North Carolina in the Senate were too great to balance with family life.