As the filing deadline for the GOP Senate primary ballot approaches on Feb. 28, one more player is tossing his piece to the political game board.
With Edward Kryn, the former physician and political rookie, the number of players ticks up to seven.
Kryn, who added his name Tuesday, moved to the United States from Canada 17 years ago. He said his familiarity with medical systems in the U.S. and Canada will give him an edge to compensate for his lack of political experience.
The Republican candidates running in the May 6 primary to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan are:
- Edward Kryn, former physician
- Thom Tillis, N.C. Speaker of the House
- Mark Harris, Baptist pastor
- Greg Brannon, gynecologist
- Bill Flynn, radio host
- Ted Alexander, former Shelby mayor
- Heather Grant, worked in the military corps
Republican Thom Tillis is the GOP favorite to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., in the November general election, according to a recent poll by Public Policy Polling, a left-leaning agency in Raleigh.
Tillis and Hagan are nearly tied at 43-42, according to the poll .