Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced what everyone knew but the governor declined numerous times to plainly state: that he’s seeking re-election to a second term. Here’s the Democratic governor’s statement on his re-election bid.
“I am pleased to announce today that I plan to seek reelection for the office of Governor. It has been a privilege to serve the people of Vermont over the past 16 months. I am proud of what we have accomplished together. Yet there is more work to do and I look forward to continuing our jobs agenda: creating jobs and more economic opportunities for Vermonters, containing the skyrocketing cost of health care, continuing Irene recovery, expanding broadband and cell service across our state, and investing in our renewable energy future and children’s education. I will continue to focus on these initiatives and will make a more formal announcement of my candidacy around Labor Day.”