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NC Lawmaker May Challenge Sen. Tillis After District Redrawn

Mark Walker
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Congressman Mark Walker is contemplating challenging Thom Tillis for the GOP Senator nomination in 2020.

North Carolina Republican congressman Mark Walker may challenge GOP Sen. Thom Tilllis for their party's nomination next year, or he may run against either of two other House Republicans in primaries. That's according to Walker spokesman Jack Minor. 

The North Carolina legislature has redrawn congressional district lines after a state court declared the previous boundaries were unconstitutionally skewed toward the GOP.

Walker is a three-term House veteran whose new district would lean decisively Democratic next year. Tillis is seeking a second Senate term.

North Carolina's candidate filing deadline is Dec. 20, so Walker has just over two weeks to decide.