Sen. Susan Bartlett, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said on Vermont Public Radio's "Vermont Edition" today that she is definitely running for governor.
I'm not sure that she had previously said it so explicitly that she's definitely in. She said she will be announcing in July.
Bartlett had previously said she wouldn't make a decision until after she was done grappling with the state budget. She finished grappling, more or less, with the budget mere mintues before the show aired.
I guess we can be sure now that the budget will be a campaign issue.
- Terri Hallenbeck