(Host) Governor Jim Douglas said on Saturday that he will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate next year. Douglas said he wanted to put an end to speculation that he might run, calling it “a distraction” from the job he’s trying to do.
(Douglas) “Well I’ve noticed other politicians and pundits suggesting that certain statements that I make, certain decisions that I’ve made, as well as other politicians in Montpelier, are done with an eye toward possible candidacy for the U.S. Senate. I thought it was very, very important to make it clear that that’s not what I plan to do.”
(Host) Douglas said he plans to continue working on his agenda in Montpelier, and added that he wants to remain governor for a while.