Conservative Congressman Reveals Big 2022 Plans

Retiring GOP Rep. Mark Walker announced Tuesday that he is running for Senate in North Carolina in 2022, kicking off a potentially competitive Republican primary to replace retiring GOP Sen. Richard Burr.

“Washington has lost its mind. Job-killing regulations, the Green New Deal, defund the police and our military — seriously? I’m proud of my record taking on the radicals as well as the establishment,” Walker said in a four-minute video launching his campaign featuring a range of supporters including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Burr announced back in 2016 that he would not seek a fourth term, and Walker indicated last December that he could run for the seat. Walker did not run for reelection to the House following a redistricting lawsuit that altered his House district, making it more Democratic. When he announced his retirement from the House, Walker hinted President Donald Trump would support his Senate run.

“After we have secured more conservative policy and Republican electoral victories for North Carolina, we will take a look at the 2022 Senate race and we are thankful to have President Trump’s support,” Walker said at the time.

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