As one of North Carolina’s more successful Democratic politicians, state Treasurer Janet Cowell on Tuesday quashed speculation that she might seek higher office soon. For now, she’s running for a third term.
Cowell took to social media to announce her decision.
“I appreciate & am flattered by the questions regarding my political future,” she tweeted. “My commitment to NC's future remains strong.”
“That’s why I’m preparing to run for re-election as Treasurer.”
She posted similar a message on Facebook and sent out emails.
Cowell has been mentioned as a potential opponent for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016. In recent polling, she trailed former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan against Burr.
Cowell was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. She was also in the state Senate and served on the Raleigh City Council.