After finishing a distant fourth in a four-man race for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania governor, Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel says he will never run for higher office again (that's the good news) but instead will now concentrate on re-election to his county post in 2011 (that's the bad news).
Under Hoeffel's "leadership," Montgomery County has been beset by a series of ethics scandals and financial woes.
Hoeffel is 0-3 in bids for higher office (U.S. Senate, PA lt. gov, and governor) in his last three statewide elections.
"I'm back as county commissioner, and I have no intention or desire of running statewide again," Hoeffel told reporter Keith Phucas. "I told my wife, I got it out of my system."
Montco voters can finally send Hoeffel packing for good next year.
Read about Hoeffel's re-election plans in the Norristown Times Herald.