Gregoire says she hasn’t thought about re-election

  • Jerry Cornfield
  • Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:11am
  • Local News

Gov. Chris Gregoire remained noncommittal about her future political plans Wednesday night.

At a press conference following the end of the special session, I asked if she might be preparing to tap donors for a re-election campaign since the freeze on fundraising is lifted today.

She might have been surprised by the question, though she didn’t surprise anybody with her answer.

“You can believe I have given that zero thought, absolutely zero,” she said.

Gregoire is in her second four-year term and has not said if she will seek a third in 2012. In an interview earlier this year with Politico she said she might announce a decision in May.

In fairness, that comment came before there was any sign of a special session.

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