Burr says November’s election will be his last

CLEVELAND (WNCN) – North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr said Wednesday this election will be the last time he runs for elected office.

The Republican senator was speaking to the North Carolina delegation in Cleveland when he made the announcement.

He has served in the Senate since 2005.

Burr faces Deborah Ross in November’s election.

Burr issued a statement Tuesday:

“It’s an honor to serve the people of North Carolina and I’m dedicated to fighting for families and veterans in our great state every day. My number one priority is my role as Senate Intelligence Chairman and working to keep Americans safe. I look forward to a spirited campaign in which we can showcase all the work we have done for North Carolina families in the United States Senate in stark contrast with Deborah Ross who defended countless radical and out of touch ACLU policies.”