Ritchie rules out gubernatorial run

20081210_mark_ritchie_1.jpgAsked this morning if he’d been urged to run for governor, Minnesota’s Secretary of State gave an emphatic “Oh, yeah,” at a State Office Building press scrum.

But despite the incumbent governor’s stated intention to leave the office open, Ritchie said he isn’t giving in to temptation to upgrade his constitutional post in next year’s election cycle. “I’m running for Secretary of State, but that’ll be announced next year,” Ritchie said.

Here’s the very brief exchange with Jay Weiner.

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