He'll be a strong candidate. He'll be able to raise the money. He'll have enthusiastic support in Watauga County.
He was just reelected to the NC Senate from a district in Mecklenburg County and has been something of a rising Democratic star in the General Assembly. Here's part of the email he sent:
So here’s what I’m going to do:
Marisa and I will talk about it with our kids over the holiday.
Family considerations come first - politics is second.
We have three kids - Haden (12), Owen (5), and Avery (2) - so meeting my obligation to them as a dad has to come first.
(Avery is also in the middle of potty training, and folks I can assure you that no one in this family is running for U.S. Senate until that essential task is complete.)
Marisa and I genuinely appreciate all of the support we’ve received in the last few weeks. We’ll update you after our family talks it over.