From Nigel Jaquiss at WWeek:
Contrary to earlier reports and widespread speculation, Clackamas County Chairwoman Lynn Peterson will not run for governor in 2010.
“This got very big very fast,” Peterson says of her potential candidacy. “It is clear the people of this state crave a contested governor’s race.”
But Peterson says after evaluating the demands on her time, she decided she’ll stay put. “I can’t run all out for governor while running the county all out.”