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Trudy Wade announces she’ll run for N.C. Senate again

Former State Senator Trudy Wade appears to be planning a return to the capitol, looking for a rematch against Sen. Michael Garrett (D-Guilford) in District 27.

Wade lost the seat last year in a race whose final margin was fewer than 800 votes — and was ambivalent about conceding the election.

This week Tony Wilkins, a former Greensboro City Councilman and friend of Wade’s, posted a photo on Facebook of Wade announcing her intention to run again to a crowd of Guilford County Republicans.


Wade has yet to make any formal announcement.

Those who have followed Wade’s political career may not be terribly surprised. Wade is notoriously tenacious in political matters.

When Wade first entered politics it was as a Democrat. She mounted two unsuccessful campaigns for a seat on the Guilford County Board of Commissioners before switching parties in 1997.

In 2000, running as a Republican, she was elected to one of the board’s at-large seats.

She narrowly lost her seat to Democrat John Parks in 2004. She contested the election, keeping the seat for another 18 months as she appealed her case all the way to the N.C. Supreme Court.  The court ultimately dismissed Wade’s case, but the extended battle denied Parks a substantial portion of his first term.

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