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Chris Rey.

SPRING LAKE, N.C. — Spring Lake mayor Chris Rey has formally announced his plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat, WTVD reported.

Rey, 38, posted on Facebook early Monday morning, confirming the decision that’s been speculated for more than a month as supporters created the social media hashtag #Rey2016, and Rey announced serious exploration. This ‘Chris Rey for Senate’ Facebook page was also launched last month. Read more here.

“Our current Senator is the past, and I think that individuals are hungry for people who are ready to do something,” Rey said during an interview, alongside his wife Adwoa.