Jeb Spaulding will not run for governor in 2010, he announced this morning.
Here's the e-mail he sent to staff:
From: Spaulding, Jeb
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 8:30 AM
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 and rewarding. 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.
That only leaves 199 other Democrats considering a bid next year.