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  Lynch keeps options open for a future run
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Last EditedArmyDem  Aug 08, 2003 07:09pm
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News DateFriday, August 8, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionCONCORD, June 25 - A few weeks back when Democrat John Lynch answered said "no" he wasn't interested in running for governor in 2004, what he really meant was "no, for now."

In an interview Lynch said his earlier answer wasn't an "unequivocal no" and, in fact, if one thing changes he could be in the race next fall.

That one thing is his three children.

"When I said I wasn't running earlier people thought I was scared of the money or an incumbent governor, but it was really a matter of sitting down and figuring out with my wife if it would harm the kids," Lynch said. "We determined at that time it probably would, but we might come back to that question again."

For months Lynch, the Hopkinton businessman who chairs the Board of Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire, was seen as the hope for state Democrats who wanted an opponent who could not only go toe-to-toe with Gov. Craig Benson, but a person who could personally put up much of his own money to compete with Benson's own personal fortune.
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