State Sen. Terry Van Duyn (D) announced plans to run for lieutenant governor “in a social media post Monday.
"Van Duyn is a retired computer systems analyst [and] currently the Senate Democratic whip. Van Duyn says she's running in 2020 because” Gov. Roy Cooper (D) "’needs a strong ally in his fight for working families.’ Cooper is expected to seek re-election that year, too.”
Former state Sen. Cal Cunningham (D) “announced two weeks ago that he is preparing his own Democratic bid for lieutenant governor. The current lieutenant governor, Dan Forest (R), is term-limited and is planning a gubernatorial run.” (AP)