Will Lee or Won't Lee?
Bill Lee might be the Hamlet of the Delaware G.O.P. The retired judge is once again said to be mulling a gubernatorial bid, ...
Bill Lee might be the Hamlet of the Delaware G.O.P. The retired judge is once again said to be mulling a gubernatorial bid, according to the News Journal:
Senate Minority Leader Charles Copeland poured rocket fuel into the Republican Party's growing "Draft Bill Lee For Governor" movement Friday morning when he filed as a candidate for the lieutenant governor's office -- and said Lee had asked him to be his running mate.
Lee, a retired Superior Court judge, announced six weeks ago that he would not run for governor, doubting that he could raise sufficient money. His announcement left the party with no high-profile candidate for the state's top elected office.
Copeland said he spoke with Lee two weeks ago, trying to persuade Lee to run for governor.
At that point, he said, Lee asked whether he would consider running for lieutenant governor.
Lee is considered a formidable candidate, in part because in 2004 he lost by a scant 5% to Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, who is term-limited this year. But if he didn't have enough time to raise money six weeks ago, how will he have enough time to raise money now?
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