Casey rules out lead­er­ship run

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HAL­I­FAX (CP) — Two po­ten­tial candidates for Nova Sco­tia’s Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive lead­er­ship are rul­ing them­selves out of the race.

In­terim party leader Karen Casey re­leased a state­ment Wed­nes­day to say she will not de­clare her can­di­dacy for the per­ma­nent po­si­tion.

And a few hours later, Chris d’En­tremont, a for­mer health min­is­ter, said he also won’t run.

Casey said that while she re­al­ized spec­u­la­tion was grow­ing that she would run, her com­mit­ment is to con­tinue as in­terim leader un­til a suc­ces­sor is cho­sen in Oc­to­ber.

Casey and d’En­tremont join an­other ru­moured can­di­date, Hal­i­fax busi­ness­man Bill Black on the side­lines.

No one has de­clared pub­licly yet, but Credit Union At­lantic pres­i­dent Jamie Bail­lie is con­sid­er­ing a run.

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