Harris decides not to run in governor's race

Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

JUNEAU - State Rep. John Harris says he won't run for governor.

The Valdez Republican says the timing wasn't right for a run. He also said he had trouble raising money.

Several Republicans had previously announced plans to run later this year, including Gov. Sean Parnell, who inherited the job last summer when then-Gov. Sarah Palin abruptly quit. The primary is in August.

Former state Rep. Ralph Samuels of Anchorage and Anchorage attorney Bill Walker are also seeking the GOP nomination.

Harris says he hasn't yet decided on whether he'll seek re-election to his current seat.

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