Posted by Debra Worley - email
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - While the District 8 State Senate seat won't be open until 2010, current Senator R.C. Soles already has a challenger.
Republican Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke says he is planning to run against Soles.
Cooke was once the chairman of the Brunswick County Republican Party and is serving his first term as commissioner, which ends in 2010.
Soles, a Democrat, has served in Raleigh for 17 terms. He is the longest serving Senator in the State Senate.