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Welch to seek sixth term in Congress, will not run for governor

Vt Digger - - 9:15 am Mon Jun 29th, 2015

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., threw the door wide open for the 2016 gubernatorial campaign Friday by announcing he will not be a candidate for the state's chief executive office.

Welch had frozen the field of potential Democratic, and Republican, hopefuls after Gov. Peter Shumlin set off a landslide of political speculation earlier this month by announcing that he wouldn't seek a fourth term.

Welch answered the question of whether he would seek the governorship Friday, deciding that he could best serve Vermont by continuing to work in Washington.

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