Under the Dome

Deborah Ross approached about Burr’s seat

Former state Rep. Deborah Ross confirmed to Dome Tuesday that she has been approached by people to see if she would be interested in being the Democratic nominee challenging U.S. Sen. Richard Burr next year.

“Some people are talking to me about it,” Ross said. “A lot of people, I’m sure, are being approached.”

Ross, a Democrat from Raleigh, served as a majority whip and later deputy minority whip in the state House, where she served from 2003 to 2013, when she resigned. She is currently general counsel for Triangle Transit.

So far, no firm opponent has emerged to challenge the incumbent Burr. Former U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., is reportedly considering it. Current state Rep. Duane Hall of Raleigh has said he is forming an exploratory committee to test the waters.