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Gallagher says he 'came to his senses' and ruled out returning as CFO

With Senate President Jeff Atwater having filed for Chief Financial Officer on Monday, former CFO Chief  Tom Gallagher told the Herald/Times that he is not running for CFO, after exploring the possibility for about a week.

 "I've made a decision that's not something I want to do,'' he said today. "I woke up and came to my senses.''

Gallagher said that Atwater "will be a good CFO. I like Jeff.  Jeff's got a banking background and a legislative background. That's a good combination.''

Had he ever considered getting into the governor's race? "Yeah, I got as many calls for that as I did for CFO but I didn't want to get into that.''