City Councilor Gary Rosen is dropping out of the City Council and mayoral race.
Rosen is making the announcement on WCRN as we speak, saying “I’ve run 9 campaigns…this would be my 10th campaign.”
“I’ve tried to get excited, I’ve tried to get motivated about this campaign.”
“It’s a lot of work…it’s exhausting.”
“…the fire in my belly has not been there the last couple weeks.”
“I, Gary Rosen, have decided not to seek reelection.”
UPDATE: In response to a caller, Rosen says he wasn’t forced out and that the decision was all his.
Rosen has already received well-wishes from fellow councilors Michael Germain (his WCRN cohost, who said he is also struggling to get excited so far), and Paul Clancy.