Miller also picked up a new Republican opponent, as the field of challengers vying to take him on — or considering it — continues to grow. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that former U.S. Attorney George Holding, a former aide to Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) is running in the 13th district.
Tea-party-affiliated businessman Nathan Tabor and Winston-Salem City Councilman Vernon Robinson have declared their intention to run. At least two other candidates are seriously considering a bid for Miller’s seat.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a vote in the Senate. Gillibrand’s proposal to remove military commanders from the process of reviewing sexual-assault cases was left out of the bicameral deal on the defense authorization bill, but the senator is pushing for a vote on her plan soon.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.