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Former Republican nominee considering another run in NC-7

Will Breazeale says he'll announce his decision February 27th. Will Breazeale says he'll announce his decision February 27th.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The 2008 Republican Congressional Candidate in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, Will Breazeale, tells WECT.com that he's strongly considering making a run for the seat once again this year.

Breazeale says he will hold a news conference in Raleigh at the State Board of Elections on February 27th to make his announcement.

Breazeale lost to incumbent Congressman Mike McIntyre in the general election in 2008. Breazeale tried for the nomination again in 2010, but lost to eventual nominee Ilario Pantano in the primary.

If the Republican joins the mix, he'll find a crowded field for the GOP. The 2012 nominee, former State Senator David Rouzer, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chairman Woody White and retired veteran Chris Andrade have all indicated they plan to seek the nomination. On the Democratic side, only New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield has thrown his name in the ring thus far.

Breazeale currently lives in South Carolina, but would live in the district should he run this year.

Long-time Congressman McIntyre says he will retire at the end of this year.

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