Douglas says 2010 campaign starting too early
02/13/09 7:34AM By John Dillon
(Host) Governor Jim Douglas says it's too early to start the 2010 campaign.
Chittenden Senator Doug Racine and Secretary of State Deb Markowitz are both exploring a run for governor.
But Douglas says that public officials need to stay focused on solving the state's economic crisis.
(Douglas) ``Anyone is welcome to run for any office. I think Vermonters are disappointed that there's so much focus on the 2010 election. I know we have brief terms here, but to have at least one announced candidate for governor before the term began, I think most Vermonters view as perverse, frankly.''
(Host) State treasurer Jeb Spaulding recently announced he will not run for governor. Racine and Markowitz have taken formal steps to organize a campaign.