Dean won't run for Jeffords' seat
Spokeswoman says Dean won't run for Senate
MONTPELIER, Vt. Howard Dean isn't interested. A
spokeswoman says Dean won't be running for the Senate
seat that is opening up from Vermont -- now that
independent Jim Jeffords won't be running for
re-election next year.
Jeffords is the one who briefly gave control of the
Senate to Democrats when he left the G-O-P and became
an independent four years ago. Sources told the A-P
this morning that Jeffords was preparing to make the
announcement that he's retiring at the end of his
Dean had long been rumored as a possible candidate.
But the former governor and presidential candidate now
heads the Democratic National Committee -- and a
spokeswoman says he's committed to carrying out his
new responsibilities there.