The U.P.’s voice in Congress decides he wants to remain exactly that, saying he won’t run for governor this year.
Congressman Bart Stupak will not seek the Democratic nomination.
He released a written statement this morning.
Stupak says he believes he can best serve the people of Michigan in Congress instead of in Lansing.
In the statement, he said, “It is difficult for me to commit to pursuing a statewide Gubernatorial campaign at this critical time.
The compressed time frame and fundraising requirements necessary to secure the Democratic nomination for Governor would be very difficult for me to achieve without sacrificing some of my responsibilities in Washington, DC.”
Stupak says he’ll run for a 10th term in the Michigan 1st Congressional District seat instead.
He’s been in the U.S. House since 1993.