Welch is running for re-election and not for governor. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Vermont’s Democratic Rep. Peter Welch announced Friday morning that he will run for re-election to his at-large district and not return to the Green Mountain State to run for governor.
After Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin said earlier this month that he would not seek a fourth term, speculation immediately turned to the five-term congressman as a strong contender who could clear the Democratic field.