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.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.