BOSTON (CBS) – Despite his decision not to run for Massachusetts governor in 2014, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray has no plans to return close to a half million dollars he managed to raise for a possible campaign, according to a report in the Boston Herald.

Murray collected nearly $447,000 in contributions through the end of December, according to an Associated Press review of state campaign finance records that published earlier this month.

Citing campaign aides, the Herald reported that the lieutenant governor plans to keep the donations his campaign collected to use if he decides to run in the future.

“He has not ruled out a run further down the line,” campaign spokesman Scott Ferson was quoted as telling the Herald.

Murray cited the time commitment of his current job combined with a full-time campaign, and his responsibilities to his family as reasons he decided to skip the 2014 governor’s race.


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