Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley said today she won't run for governor, leaving the Democratic side of the field open for Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid.
In an announcement Buckley said: “In the weeks since the end of the legislative session, I have had the time and opportunity to have serious, in-depth discussions with my family about my potential candidacy. After taking stock of the impact a 14-month campaign would have on my family, particularly my 10-year-old son, I have made the decision that now is not the right time for me to run."
Although Buckley never declared she would run, she was known to be considering the possibility. A Mason-Dixon poll in August showed Buckley to be a favorite among Democratic voters in Nevada.
In a two-way race between Reid and Buckley, voters preferred Buckley 43 percent to 22 percent.
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