One of the candidates who had been making moves to run for governor has decided not to run. Doug Gross, a lawyer from Des Moines, is the republican who ran against Governor Tom Vilsack in 2002. Gross had formed a new campaign fundraising organization called a five-27, using the money to run radio advertisements touting his vision for reviving Iowa’s economy, but he sent a letter to supporters today (Monday) telling them he won’t run again in 2006. In the letter, Gross said it was “flattering” to know so many had faith in his ability to lead, but Gross said his family comes first and he came to the conclusion he did not have the “singular committment required” to run for governor again.
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