Thursday, December 20, 2012

John Lynch: "Zero interest" in running against Ayotte

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D), an extraordinarily popular four-term governor, tells the Nashua Telegraph he won't challenge NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte in 2016 -- as many Democrats had hoped.

“I have said this often; I have no interest in going to Washington. I respect Kelly and the people who go there, but that is not for me,” Lynch said in an interview.

“I just like being in New Hampshire and have had no future aspirations whatsoever other than being the best governor I could possibly be for the citizens of my state.

“Trust me. I have zero interest in this, now or in the future.”

Lynch, btw, averaged to win his four terms by 24% -- no small feat in the northeast's most conservative state.