- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Senate Republicans who kept their veto-proof majority last month want Phil Berger of Eden to keep leading their chamber for another two years.

The Senate GOP caucus meeting Saturday in Raleigh decided it will nominate Berger for a fourth term as Senate president pro tempore. Berger’s campaign said in a release his selection was unanimous.

Berger should win the post easily when the General Assembly reconvenes in January. Republicans will hold 35 of the chamber’s 50 seats.

Berger’s release also said the caucus re-elected Sen. Harry Brown of Jacksonville as majority leader. Sen. Jerry Tillman of Archdale was re-elected majority whip but Sen. Wesley Meredith of Fayetteville also will be a majority whip. And Sen. Louis Pate of Mount Olive will be nominated as deputy president pro tempore.

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