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January 19, 2013

Murray will not run for governor in 2014

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Murray has remained a popular political figure with mayors and city councilors around the state, but his political brand has suffered over the past year following an early morning car crash in Sterling, and questions about his political ties to disgraced former Chelsea housing director Michael McLaughlin.

In his letter, Murray does not allude to either of those hurdles to a successful gubernatorial campaign, talking only about his appetite to commit to the time and energy it would take to campaign.

Murray says in the letter that he was anticipating both a primary and general election contest, with Democrats like Treasurer Steven Grossman and state Sen. Daniel Wolf publicly considering running for governor in 2014. Dr. Donald Berwick, a pediatrician and former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid under President Obama, also came to visit Murray more than a week ago to let him know he was considering running.

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