Mark Harris, citing health concerns, won’t run in new US House District 9 election


File photo: Republican Congressional candidate for North Carolina’s 9th district Mark Harris (C), addresses the crowd as President Donald Trump (L) listens at the Bojangles Coliseum on October 26, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mark Harris announced on Tuesday that he will not run in the new U.S. House District 9 race, WSOC reports.

The announcement comes a week after the North Carolina Board of Elections ordered a new election after an evidentiary hearing into potential wrongdoing.

Last week, Harris gave up his fight to be declared winner of November’s 9th congressional district race, saying serious public doubts about the contest’s fairness warranted a new election.

He also said as part of his previous illness, he suffered two strokes, struggled with his recollection during his statements and was not up to testifying due to complications from his recent hospitalization.

Read more at WSOC

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