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Balderas to Make Governor Decision Before Summer’s End

The AG touted his public corruption opposition as unique to the Democratic field.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 1, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

State At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Hec­tor Bal­der­as (D) will make a de­cision on run­ning for gov­ernor by this sum­mer, he said in an in­ter­view Tues­day at the Na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation of At­tor­neys Gen­er­al.

Bal­der­as: “I def­in­itely want to make a de­cision in the next com­ing months. … I won’t wait past sum­mer. … I think you’ll see we have fin­an­cial re­sources, and polling shows I’m the fron­trun­ner, but it’s not part of my de­cision. My de­cision is more of a per­son­al nature.”

Bal­der­as said, should he run, he’d be unique in his rur­al back­ground and his “strong re­cord of tak­ing on cor­rup­tion.” He also noted his pre­vi­ous work as state aud­it­or.

Bal­der­as: “I think I’d bring a dif­fer­ent sense of ur­gency.” (Hot­line re­port­ing)

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