Here is state Treasurer Ron Crane’s official statement about his political intentions:
“After much thought and careful consideration I have determined I will not be a candidate for U.S. Representative from the 1st Congressional district for Idaho. I am extremely grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support from across the district and from Washington, D.C. My wife and I have decided that now is not the time for a move to Congress. It is my intent to run for re-election to the office of State Treasurer in 2010. This is a position I enjoy very much and I love serving the people of Idaho.”
Crane, a Republican, is in his third four-year term as state treasurer.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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