#Trending today on Jones Street – Treasurer Cowell’s decision not to seek re-election

The top story in North Carolina political circles today is not the 2016 match-up between Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper, it’s the decision by state Treasurer Janet Cowell not to seek re-election next year.

Cowell, who was first elected treasurer in 2008, has been viewed as a strong statewide candidate and a possible  Democratic challenger against Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr.

But Cowell made it clear in her announcement today that she would not be leaving her post to seek a higher elected  office in 2016.

Here’s how Treasurer Cowell’s story is playing out on Twitter:

You can read Cowell’s full statement about her decision on Facebook:

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