Amongst the chattering classes, Rich Coleman is considered one of several possible successors to Gordon Campbell should the premier retire as the leader of the provincial Liberals. But, according to the rumour mill, Minister Coleman might not be around to compete for that prize. Our operatives whisper the Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA, who was first elected back in 1996, may not run again. And what does Minister Coleman have to say about those rumours? "Where would you hear that one?" he exclaimed when we caught up with him at the legislature yesterday. "I have never made that decision any sooner than a year out. So I wouldn't make it now. I have not made any overtures to anybody that I might not run...And I have no intention of not running right now."
March 28, 2006