Real estate investor Mark Meadows is rapidly moving toward a bid for the GOP nomination in North Carolina's 11th district, a seat held by vulnerable Rep. Heath Shuler (D).
Sources familiar with Meadows’ thinking tell Roll Call that he has all but decided to enter the race and is willing to contribute a significant amount of his own money.
If he throws his hat in the ring, Meadows will join local district attorney Jeff Hunt, tea-party-affiliated ophthalmologist Dan Eichenbaum, retired Army officer Spence Campbell and economic development consultant Chris Petrella.
The redistricting process left Shuler with the state’s most Republican district.
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.