Basnight Files for Re-Election

North Carolina's Senate President Pro Tem is running for another term.
Democratic State Senator Marc Basnight officially filed to run for re-election Friday in Manteo. Basnight will attempt to claim a twelfth term serving in the state's general assembly. Even though he's served eleven terms, he's not expecting to win without a fight. Basnight says," Because it makes for a better candidate, the more people that run for political office, the better we are as a country, a state, or a community. I encourage involvement, I encourage running. This is not my seat, it is the people's seat." So far no Democrats have filed for the senate seat. One Republican has though. Beaufort County Commissioner Hood Richardson.