A former state senator says he will challenge North Carolina U.S. Sen. Richard Burr next year.
Cal Cunningham said in a statement Monday that he wants to fight against special interests in Washington. Cunningham is a Democrat and Army veteran who served in Iraq.
Cunningham had long been considering a run against Burr but said last month that he would not, saying it was "the wrong race at the wrong time for me and my family."
Burr is seeking a second term in the Senate in next year's elections.
Other Democratic challengers include North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and Durham attorney Kenneth Lewis.
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