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13 December 2008

For What Purpose Does Mr. Keen Rise?

""I love campaigning, but I love being a legislator," [House Majority Leader Jerry Keen (R - St. Simons Island)] said. "And I love living in Glynn County.

"No, I will not be a candidate for governor in 2010."
[Source: The Brunswick News, "Keen rules out governor bid", December 13, 2008]

House Majority Leader Jerry Keen told those in attendance at the annual Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Grits and Issues breakfast that he decided, after much thought, that mounting a gubernatorial campaign in 2010 "was not worth the price."

A good guess is that Keen didn't think it worth the risk to give up a safe seat and an influential post in the state House for a run for governor.