RALEIGH – Three-term North Carolina state Sen. Buck Newton (R-Wilson) announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Attorney General today. Newton barnstormed the state from Charlotte to Wilmington making announcements in Star, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, New Bern, and Wilmington.
He opened the day with a tweet:
— Buck Newton (@Buck_Newton) June 1, 2015
Newton has been openly discussing his intention to run for the Attorney General spot for months. No other Republican candidates have announced in this race to replace long-time Democrat Attorney General Roy Cooper who has not announced his 2016 intentions.