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Rep. Betty Fennell to challenge Dem. R.C. Soles for state senator

Betty Fennell (R) Betty Fennell (R)
R.C. Soles (D) R.C. Soles (D)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Republican Betty Fennell announced Friday she will challenge Democrat R.C. Soles for his state senate seat.

Fennell went head-to-head with Soles during the 2008 elections, in what some say was a heated campaign.

Last year, Fennell confronted Soles, asking him if he was being investigated, during a meet and greet he was hosting in Burgaw.  At the time, Soles denied the allegations.

Fennell said she decided to run against Soles again because she feels it's time for a change.

"I want to finish what I started last year," said Fennell.  "I feel like I can represent this district with my conservative values. I also feel like we need more common sense government."

Fennell said she will file for the seat in February, but the state senate election won't take place until November 2010.

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