Former Sen. Schmidt says he’s decided against run for governor – at least for now

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Here's my full column from Sunday's Spokesman-Review: By Betsy Z. Russell BOISE – Former state Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician and outspoken advocate of improving health care in Idaho, says after much consideration, he’s decided against running for governor next year – at least for now. “I have no plans to at this time,” Schmidt told Eye on Boise. “Honestly, I did look at it pretty hard. But you’ve got to build a team that it looks like will be a good team and work together and be fun to play on as a team. That’s what I spent the summer looking at. And I came away deciding that, at this point, it just isn’t something I can put my energy into at this time.” He added, “You can hear my equivocation. I’d still love to.” Schmidt made...

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