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David E Price

Former judge Wright running for Burr's Senate seat

A retired North Carolina judge says he'll seek the U.S. Senate seat held by fellow Republican Richard Burr. Paul Wright of Dudley said Friday he'll run for next year's GOP nomination. The 67-year-old Wright is a former Superior Court judge who lost a congressional bid last year in the heavily Democratic 4th District to Rep. David Price. He also ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for governor in 2012. Burr is seeking his third Senate term and is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wright says in a release he wants to address what he calls the increased risk of war with Russia and how Congress should undo "cultural damage" caused by the...