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North Carolina Democrat Brad Miller won’t seek reelection

North Carolina Democrat Brad Miller won’t seek reelection

Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection in 2012, a move that helps Democrats avert a primary between two members.

Miller’s district was dismantled under the North Carolina GOP’s redistricting plan, and he was put into a district with Rep. David Price (D-N.C.).

Miller had three choices: Run in a heavily GOP district that includes much of his current territory but not his home, run in a primary against Price in which he would be an underdog, or retire.

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