New Hampshire has two-year terms for governor, so Lynch was up for a fifth term in 2012; but he’s decided not to run. Apparently being Governor of New Hampshire isn’t as much fun when the new, Republican-controlled legislature makes you spend less money to balance the budget and won’t let you trample all over a basic civil right* like self-defense (via @Lash3). There’s also right-to-work reform looming, so really, eight years is enough, right?

The field was already pretty wide-open, by the way – despite the fact that Lynch was supposedly popular. Then again, that’s such a subjective thing these days. Particularly if you’re a Democrat with President Obama threatening to drag down your ticket next year. Not that I’m suggesting that this is the case in New Hampshire, of course.



The Flight 103 Presidency

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*More here.

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