Former US Rep Walker considering bid for governor

Congressman Mark Walker (NC-06) joined Madison Cawthorn at his victory party in Hendersonville on Tuesday, June 23. Photo via Mark Walker Twitter account

RALEIGH — Former three-term U.S. Rep. and failed U.S. Senate candidate Mark Walker is considering a run for governor, according to news reports. 

A Greensboro resident, Walker said he was taking meetings with the Republican Governor’s Association due to his concerns that Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who is expected to make an announcement in the spring of his run for the job, can’t win a general election for the top spot. 

Winning the Republican primary would be a tall order for Walker: a poll by Differentiator Data in December 2022 showed Robinson a prospective matchup between the two by 50 points.