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Lynch quits quest for governor of R.I.

Lynch says he is entering the private sector. Lynch says he is entering the private sector.
Associated Press / July 16, 2010

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch said that he is entertaining several options in the private sector as he quits the race for governor and nears the end of his second term as attorney general.

Lynch yesterday dropped out of the race and endorsed the other Democrat, Frank Caprio. He said he wanted to avoid a divisive primary that could cost Democrats their first shot at the seat since 1994.

Lynch told the Associated Press that he is not interested in a job with the federal government or with a potential Caprio administration, and he said that he doesn’t want to be a judge. With two teenagers, he said he is interested in making a comfortable salary as they near college.

He said he does not plan to run for office anytime soon, but that he’ll maintain his campaign account just in case.

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