Jeb Spaulding will not be running for governor, he announced this morning.
In an e-mail to staff, Spaulding said:
"After a good deal of consideration, conversation, and introspection, I
have decided to forgo a campaign for Governor in 2010 and instead focus intently
on fulfilling my responsibilities as Vermont's State Treasurer.
I thought you might like to know this before the word gets around.Many of
you know how enthusiastic I am about serving as State Treasurer with all of
you. In these difficult economic times, the job is especially challenging
I can serve Vermonters best at this time by paying close attention to the
financial affairs of our State with as few distractions as possible. I look
forward to working together."
What's your best guess: Did Spaulding find himself already behind others in the race for supporters? Did he look at the economy and say now's not the time to beat an incumbent? Did he decide he just didn't want to do the campaign?
- Terri Hallenbeck