CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - State Sen. Brooks McCabe says he'll hold off on running for governor until 2012.
The Kanawha County Democrat said Friday in a news release that he won't be a candidate in this year's special election because he needs to focus on legislative issues.
The winner of this year's special election will fill the unexpired term of former Gov. Joe Manchin, who resigned in November after winning election to the U.S. Senate.
McCabe says he plans to file precandidacy papers to run for governor in 2012, when the office is up for re-election.