Wayne King, Rep. Mark Meadows’ (R-NC) deputy chief of staff, told Breitbart News Thursday that he continues to “seriously” consider running to replace Meadows (R-NC) in his congressional seat.
Meadows, the former House Freedom Caucus chairman, announced Thursday that he will retire from Congress at the end of his congressional term in 2020.
The North Carolina conservative’s departure from Congress leaves an opening through which conservatives and populists can continue Rep. Meadows’ legacy in the House of Representatives.
King confirmed to Breitbart News that he is seriously considering a run to replace Congressman Meadows during the 2020 election.
“I’m seriously considering running. I have served alongside Mark Meadows his entire time in Congress and understand the needs of the entire district,” King told Breitbart News.
King’s potential candidacy for the congressional district has already engendered support from some of President Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters.
Andy Surabian, a former White House official and senior adviser to Donald Trump Jr., told Breitbart News there is no better person than Wayne to continue Rep. Meadows’ conservative and populist legacy in the House.
This President has accomplished incredible results for the country in just three years, and I’m fully committed to staying in the fight with him and his team to build on those successes and deliver on his promises for the years to come.