Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has decided not to run for governor. A change of mind? As this blog has noted at least 8 times previously, he had been running for something for over a year now. And even up until last week, as the Charleston Gazette notes, he acted like a candidate:
Just a week ago, Morrisey said he was recruiting potential candidates to replace him if he decided to enter the Republican primary for governor.
Why the sudden change? Morrisey told reporters:
“At this point in my career, it’s best to continue our laser-like focus on being the best possible attorney general I can be,” Morrisey said during a conference call with reporters. “It’s the best decision for the people of this state.”
The attorney general added that “family considerations” played a role in his decision, and that he had made up his mind to forgo a run for governor “over the last few days.”
Like so many politicians before him, he's doing what's best for the people of the state and his family. How admirable! My hunch is that there is a bit more to this story. We'll see.