Morgan makes gubernatorial bid official

N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mike Morgan

RALEIGH — Former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan officially announced on Tuesday his long-rumored bid for governor. 

Morgan, who served one term on the N.C. Supreme Court and resigned from the bench earlier this month, brings a near four-decade career to the Democratic primary against two-term Attorney General Josh Stein. 

He faces an uphill battle in the contest as most of the state’s Democratic political establishment support Stein, including Gov. Roy Cooper, who is term-limited. 

North Carolina’s Democratic and Republican primaries are scheduled for March 5, 2024.