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Richard M. Burr (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 11/30/1955 (Charlottesville, VA)
Race: White
Religion: Methodist
Residence: Winston-Salem, NC
Education: BA in Communications from Wake Forest University, Wake Forest, NC
Occupation: Businessman
Office Type: U.S. Senate -- North Carolina  

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Richard Burr was born in Charlottesville, Va., and resides in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He received a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University in 1978, where he lettered in football.

Burr was a sales manager for Carswell Distributing Co., which distributes lawn equipment. He also was state co-chairman of North Carolina Taxpayers United.

He was elected to the U.S. House in 1994, and re-elected in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002. Burr will not seek re-election in 2004 in order to make a bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by John Edwards, the Democratic vice presidential nominee.

Burr and his wife, Brooke, have two sons.

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After an unsuccessful run for the U.S. House in 1992, Richard Burr was elected to Congress in 1994, defeating Democrat Sandy Sands III with 57 percent of the vote.

He won re-election to four subsequent terms, never falling below 62 percent of the vote.

Burr began running for Senate in early 2003. Burr had $6.6 million on hand after the second quarter of 2004 compared to $3.7 million for Bowles. Burr began running several months before Bowles announced his candidacy last fall. He also transferred more than $1.6 million from his House campaign fund to his Senate campaign.

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