Updated at 8:10 p.m.
Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., won't run for governor, he announced in a statement on Friday. He will run for reelection to the House instead.
McIntyre's full statement:Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue announced last month that she would not seek a second term. The current field of Democratic candidates includes former Rep. Bob Etheridge, state Rep. Bill Faison, and Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, the Republican who narrowly lost to Perdue in 2008, is the frontrunner in the race.
McIntyre joins of sizable list of prominent Democrats who considered a bid, but ultimately opted not to run, including Attorney General Roy Cooper, Erskine Bowles, Rep. Heath Shuler and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.
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