Primary Opponent For Senator Burr

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr will have some competition in the Republican primary for his seat.

Asheboro City Council member Eddie Burks filed his paperwork Monday to get on the ballot as a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate. Burks runs a small-business advertising firm and was mayor of Franklinville in Randolph County.

Burks said recently he believed Burr has been inaccessible to the state's citizens at a time when North Carolina needs strong leadership.

Democrat Marcus Williams also has filed as a candidate for the party's Senate primary May 4.

Hundreds of candidates -- from Senate and Congress to the Legislature and judgeships -- have turned in their candidacy papers since the filing period began at noon Monday. The period ends Feb. 26 at midday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 83969812 - witn.com/a?a=83969812