WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Carolina Democrat Heath Shuler won't seek re-election to the House.
The former professional football player, a frequent critic of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, announced in a statement Thursday that he will not seek a fourth House term.
Shuler says he and his family have discussed his running for governor, but Shuler's statement does not reveal any decisions. Shuler says he intends to spend more time with his wife and two young children.
Republicans in the North Carolina legislature redrew the state congressional lines, making Shuler's district more friendly to the GOP.