Wake County, N.C., Commissioner Paul Coble will seek the GOP nomination in the 13th Congressional district. In a conference call with reporters, the former mayor of Raleigh said he would need to raise about $1.5 million to be competitive in the primary race for the newly open district created by redistricting.
Rep. Brad Miller (D) represents the current 13th but will no longer live in it under the new lines. Coble, the nephew of former Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) said he does or has represented 68 percent of the people in the new district. Under the map likely to be passed into law this week, the 13th district would have voted 54 percent for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2008 presidential election.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.