Could a Republican primary for the state Senate District 8 seat be in the future? The Wilmington Star News’ Patrick Gannon reports that a matchup between incumbent Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, and state Rep. Carolyn Justice, R-Pender, is a possibility.
Justice has already announced that she does not plan to run again for a House seat she has held for five terms. Justice said she was “considering all options” as far as a run for office next year.
Rabon, a freshman senator, said that while anyone has the right to run for office, he suggested that challenging an incumbent with a good voting record might be “bad manners.”
The new Senate District 8 includes Bladen, Brunswick and Pender counties, along with a small slice of New Hanover County. It is a swing district.