He'll decide in the next few months
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is giving serious consideration to becoming the first declared candidate for Arizona's 2014 gubernatorial election. In a statement released Wednesday, Thomas said:
"I will confirm by this statement that I am seriously considering running for Governor... I will make a decision on filing within 90 days."
Thomas gave his reasons for possibly seeking the state's top job in a statement released late Tuesday:
“I have been urged by many leaders and citizens in Arizona to consider running for Governor. Polls show most people believe the government is broken and corrupt; citizens have asked me to be a voice for that majority and to stand up for their rights. My recent exoneration by a federal grand jury of citizens, following a blatantly rigged court hearing that took my law license, proves how bad things have gotten.
"These citizens also believe I also would finish the fight I began as County Attorney by locking down the border once and for all against the violent chaos there, and tackle other tough issues.
"They believe, furthermore, that I have a uniquely compelling message and would win if I ran."