Spaulding out

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
To: TRE
Subject: 2010

 Hi folks,

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.

 — Jeb

 

That only leaves 199 other Democrats considering a bid next year.

-Dan Barlow