CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte says she won't run again for re-election to North Carolina's 9th Congressional District.
The Republican made the announcement Tuesday through social media and her campaign site with a brief video. She said her decision followed thoughtful discussion with her family and she plans to serve out her ninth two-year term through the end of the year.
The 70-year-old Myrick is a former Charlotte mayor and past U.S. Senate candidate who joined Congress in a Republican sweep during the 1994 elections. She has been in a relatively safe Republican district that includes Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city.
Her announcement comes less than a week before candidate filing is to begin.