Reported by Scott Saxton
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Ben David, the District Attorney for the 5th District of North Carolina, announced Wednesday morning he is withdrawing his name for consideration for the U.S. Attorney post in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Instead, David says he will run for re-election for his District Attorney position next year. The 5th District covers New Hanover and Pender Counties.
United States Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) placed David's name in consideration for the job earlier this year along with two other people.