RALEIGH – N.C> Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson announced Monday evening that he and his family have decided not to pursue the U.S. Senate seat in 2022, after openly considering joining the competitive primary race.
Here is his statement:
Robinson’s decision was likely met with a sigh of relief from former Governor Pat McCrory and former Congressman Mark Walker, both vying for the Senate seat.
Governor Roy Cooper, however, may have had a different reaction, as Robinson will now double down on standing up against his failed leadership.
Many supporters of Robinson, when considering the Senate run, opined that North Carolina needed him to fill a void in leadership. Now that Senate is off the table, Robinson will be able to fill that void with his typical passion for principles; something that will benefit North Carolinians going into 2022, and especially in the gubernatorial contest coming up in 2024.