RALEIGH: Snyder, Kryn enter North Carolina Senate race - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Snyder, Kryn enter North Carolina Senate race

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

A recent three-time candidate for statewide office in North Carolina and a retired physician added their names Tuesday to the list of Republican candidates seeking Democrat Kay Hagan's U.S. Senate seat this year.

Lexington attorney Jim Snyder turned in his candidacy papers for the Republican nomination at the State Board of Elections, followed later by Dr. Edward Kryn of Clayton — bringing the number of official GOP hopefuls in the race to six. State House Speaker Thom Tillis, who is also running, hasn't yet filed. The deadline is noon Friday.

Although Kryn had announced his candidacy earlier, Snyder's entry was unexpected.

Snyder served briefly in the General Assembly in the early 1970s and ran for the U.S. Senate in 2002, losing in the primary to eventual general election victor Elizabeth Dole. He won the GOP primary for lieutenant governor in 2004 but ultimately lost to Democrat Beverly Perdue. He ran for the same job in 2008 but finished second in the primary.

Snyder said in an interview he got in the race because other candidates haven't been talking about past trade agreements that led to job closings across the state and the banking crisis at the start of the past recession. A social conservative, Snyder said abortion isn't being discussed enough, either.

Kryn is originally from Canada and became an American citizen nine years ago. He said previously that he believes his medical background working in the U.S. and Canada gives him unique expertise in the race.

Also Tuesday, Gov. Pat McCrory's recent choice to head a new state panel to hear unresolved unemployment benefit appeals filed to run for the state Supreme Court. Jeanette Doran, who worked for years at the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, decided to challenge Associate Justice Robin Hudson for an eight-year term.

As previously announced, Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin IV of Morganton also filed Tuesday to run again for the Supreme Court. Ervin lost to Associate Justice Paul Newby in 2012. Ervin is now running for the seat held by Associate Justice Mark Martin, who is running instead for chief justice. Court of Appeals Judge Bob Hunter of Morehead City is also running for Martin's current seat.

  • Accident causing lane closures on Interstate 81-North

    Accident causing lane closures on Interstate 81 North

    Accident causing lane closures on Interstate 81 North

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-07-25 10:30:13 GMT
    BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS) -- All four lanes of I81 northbound are closed in Botetourt County this morning at mile marker 167.8 due to a vehicle accident.
    BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS) -- All four lanes of I81 northbound are closed in Botetourt County this morning at mile marker 167.8 due to a vehicle accident.
  • Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Floydfest attracts people from all walks of life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:26:58 GMT
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."
    FloydFest 13 kicked off on Wednesday. Thousands of people from different walks of life will attend various events. Some come to the music festival to escape the monotony of everyday living."

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:12 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:12:28 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

    77-year-old questioned, defended as true Marine after NFL player takes his photo

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:58:35 GMT
    (WMC) - It was a story that made its rounds on social media. On a recent flight DeAngelo Williams, Mid-Southerner and running back for the Carolina Panthers, gave his first-class plane seat to a 77-year-old
    Family members are upset and hurt that their relative, James Wesley Bolden, is being called a liar and "a fake."
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 06:56:56 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.