It seems likely that any Democrat who runs in the 13th, whether it’s Miller or someone else, will be engaging in a losing battle. Wake County Commissioner Paul Coble, who previously served as mayor of Raleigh, has announced his run for seat. He told reporters he would need to raise about $1.5 million to be competitive in the GOP primary.
His likely primary opponent would be former U.S. attorney George Holding, who investigated ex-Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.). Bill Randall, who lost to Miller in 2010 and who told Roll Call he “subscribes to the principles of the tea party,” has already declared he’s running again.
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.