Mark Harris has officially announced that he will not run in the new congressional race for North Carolina’s 9th District Congressional Seat.
He made the announcement earlier this afternoon on Facebook, just 5 days after the NC State Board of Elections called for a new election at the conclusion of their voter fraud hearings.
“After consulting with my physicians, there are several things that my health situation requires as a result of the extremely serious condition that I faced in mid-January,” Harris noted. “One of those is a necessary surgery that is now scheduled for the last week in March. Given my health situation, the need to regain full strength, and the timing of this surgery the last week of March, I have decided not to file in the new election.”
After former Governor Pat McCrory announced he would not run, Harris decided to put his full support behind a Union County Commissioner, saying; “I hope that those who have stood with me will strongly consider getting behind Stony Rushing.”
Rushing was first elected in to the Union County Commission in 2002 and served until 2006, he was then was re-elected again in 2014. Rushing also owns Take Aim Training Range, a firearm store and range in South Carolina.
Democrat Dan McCready announced he would be re-running for the 9th district seat after the reelection was announced.