Miller Won't Seek Re-Election

Jan 26, 2012

Congressman Brad Miller has announced that he will not seek re-election. Miller made the decision after the Republican-controlled State Legislature drew maps that would have put him in the same primary election as his Democratic colleague, David Price.

In an interview today with WUNC, Miller said he’s not sure what he will do when he leaves Congress.

Brad Miller: There’s a well-worn path of former members becoming lobbyists and I really don’t want to do that unless it’s the only way I can eat.

Miller also said he found out that Governor Bev Perdue would not seek re-election when most everyone else did earlier today.

Miller: I really have not had the chance to think about that at all. I had no inkling that Bev was thinking about not running again. So it is not something I had given any thought to.

Miller says he will spend his last few months in Congress working on financial reform efforts.