Sue Myrick Won't Seek Re-Election In 9th District

U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte says she won't run again for re-election to North Carolina's 9th Congressional District.

Myrick made the announcement Tuesday through Facebook and her campaign site with a brief video. She said she made the decision after thoughtful discussion with her family and plans to serve out her ninth two-year term through the end of the year.

The 70-year-old Myrick is a former Charlotte mayor and previous U.S. Senate candidate who joined Congress in the Republican sweep during the 1994 elections. She has been in a relatively safe Republican district that this fall will cover portions of Union, Mecklenburg and Iredell counties.

Her announcement comes less than a week before candidate filing is to begin.

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  • by Boy Named Sue on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:50 PM
    Good riddance!
  • by Alan Location: Greenville on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:45 PM
    One of very few straight talking class acts in D.C.
  • by Raye Location: Belhaven, N.C. on Feb 7, 2012 at 03:29 PM
    I think this is a shame. Ms. Myrick is one of the few sane people in Washington. I think it will be a great loss. I hope it isn't a medical problem, if so, I hope she does well!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Feb 7, 2012 at 03:25 PM
    You can rest assured you pumkin mind, you will see more of 2010. Oh, and thank you for posting that, it just tells us how desperate you are on the failed policies of the left.
  • by Beachbum3 on Feb 7, 2012 at 01:13 PM
    Evidentently she has got enough sense to see the hand writting on the perverberial wall an she is seeing the upcomming landslide victory for the democrats come november in a throw the bums out revolution that wiil sweep out all of these repbulcians from both the nc senate an the nc house as wel as mr burr from his positions as well now they only need to get rid of virginia fox out of the u.s congress once an for all thank you
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      by nightrain on Feb 7, 2012 at 03:10 PM in reply to Beachbum3
      hahahahahahahahahahahah. But seriously, did you just say all that without taking a breath, er, I mean, using a period. Hard to take you seriously when you write like that. Back to my original thought. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha For your sake I hope ignorance is bliss.

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