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Ready, aim, fire: Smith v. Gelber v. Aronberg?

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Rod Smith, tells the Buzz he's still seriously looking at running for attorney general, despite the newly announced candidacy of Dave Aronberg and likely candidacy of Dan Gelber.

"I believed it was in the best interest that we worked this out and avoid a primary. We certainly hadn't been able to to do it thus far ... I like Dave Aronberg. He's a friend. But we may be candidates against one another. That's just politics."

Likewise Gelber was disappointed a primary appears likely: "We seem to have an irresistible impulse for self-immolation ... We all had been talking and all had agreed to wait a little but to give everybody a chance to come to a thoughtful judgment, but unfortunately we're not going to be able to do that."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:04pm]


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