We had several stories on yesterday's Douglas announcement.
The story on the announcement from Louis Porter: Governor won't seek re-election.
The reaction of Republicans around the state (many of whom may have an eye on the governor's position) by Pete Hirschfeld: Who'll run for GOP?
And the Democratic side is preparing as well, from Susan Allen: Democrats see opportunity to regain governor's post
Across the state, the reaction was mixed: Gov. gets mixed reviews; although the reaction of Rutland politicians was more positive for the Governor: Rutland politicians salute Douglas.
The rumors are confirmed now. See the story at the Times Argus:
Douglas will not re-up
Press conference is still on for 11 a.m.
The rumors are swirling about the Guv's press conference at 11 a.m. The truth is, no one knows what's going to happen other than the inner circle.
The facts: The governor called a press conference in a media alert at 8:30 p.m. last night over email with no subject, and the rumors are flying.
-Vermont Press Bureau