The GOP primary to take on Rep. Heath Shuler gained another candidate Tuesday.
Jeff Hunt, a Republican district attorney for three counties in western North Carolina, announced Tuesday he is running to take on Rep. Heath Shuler (D) in the 11th district.
“For the last five years the 11th District has not had a strong leader fighting on its behalf in Congress and we cannot afford more of the same,” Hunt said in a statement. “Getting our economy back on track begins by getting rid of Heath Shuler.”
Hunt joins two other GOP opponents in the race to unseat the vulnerable Shuler. Tea-party-aligned ophthalmologist Dan Eichenbaum and retired Army Col. Spence Campbell have declared their candidacies in the GOP primary.
The state Legislature is likely to finalize maps within weeks. Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue cannot veto a redistricting map under state law. The Department of Justice of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia must preclear new lines before they can be enforced.
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.