A pair of Republicans have announced House bids in North Carolina in recent days.
In the 8th Congressional District, former Iredell County Commissioner J. Scott Keadle annouced a bid aiming to unseat two-term Democrat Larry Kissell. Some say the rigors of the campaign trail can be worse than a root canal, but Keadle can probably take it, as his non-political career is in dentistry.
And in the 11th District, where three-term Democrat Heath Shuler is a perennial target of the GOP and who may be hurt by redistricting, local regional District Attorney Jeff Hunt is throwing his hat in the ring. He’s been elected and reelected to that position five times.