Donovan Says He Won't Challenge Sorrell for Attorney General in 2014
"In the final analysis, I came to the conclusion it's not the right time for me personally and professionally," Donovan said Monday.
Instead, the two-term county prosecutor said, "It's likely that I'll run again for state's attorney."
In August 2012, Donovan (pictured at right) came within 714 votes of unseating Sorrell, who was first appointed to the post in 1997. The unusual and remarkably bitter primary pitted against one another two Burlington Democrats from interconnected families. Ever since, the 40-year-old Donovan has publicly and privately hinted that he might give the 66-year-old incumbent another run for his money.
But last week, Donovan said, he finally decided against it.
"I've been struggling with it for quite some time," he said. "Literally my mind would change every morning when I woke up. I'd feel one way one day and the next day I'd feel another way. And, you know, I had to make a decision, so I did."