RALEIGH — Another Republican has decided to run for a North Carolina congressional seat in 2012 now that it appears district boundaries will boost GOP prospects.
Former Winston-Salemcity councilman Vernon Robinson announced Wednesday that he would run for the 13th District seat he sought unsuccessfully five years ago. Robinson lost by nearly a 2-to-1 margin to incumbent Democratic Rep. Brad Miller.
Republican state legislators introduced a draft congressional map last week that would reshape Miller's district and raise GOP voter registration percentages.
Forsyth County Republican Party Chairman Nathan Tabor has announced he's a candidate. Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr. is also considering a campaign.