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Brett Guthrie says he won't run for governor in 2015, focuses instead on 2014 re-election bid
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Aug 17, 2013 09:12am|
|News Date||Saturday, August 17, 2013 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, officially announced Tuesday that he would seek a fourth term in Congress and pledged not to run for statewide office in 2015. |
Guthrie’s announcement came as his re-election campaign released the 2nd quarter fundraising totals in which the congressman has more than $1 million on hand.
Guthrie, a former state Senator who was first elected to Congress in 2008, has long been mentioned as a GOP contender in the 2015 gubernatorial race, but his statement Tuesday said in no uncertain terms that he won’t be seeking statewide office in that election cycle.
“I am not running for any state office in 2015, although I was humbled by the number of people who asked me to run for governor,” Guthrie’s statement said. “I went to Washington solve big problems and to leave a better America behind for the next generation. I have spent every day doing that and I feel that my time and energy is best spent on solving the big financial and economic problems we face as a nation.”
Guthrie’s fundraising report to the Federal Election Commission showed $1.15 million cash on hand after having already raised $571,752 for the 2014 election cycle. That included $372,162 in the second quarter.
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