Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More jump in to race for governor

Who, besides Susan Bysiewicz and Jodi Rell, isn't running for governor?
That might be the question to ask after the flurry of news over the past few days about more candidates jumping into the race.
On the Democratic side, potential candidates now include:
- Ned Lamont, the millionaire failed 2006 U.S. Senate candidate.
- Dan Malloy, former mayor of Stamford and failed 2006 Democratic primary candidate.
- Mary Glassman, first selectman of Simsbury and failed 2006 lieutenant governor candidate.
- Michael Jarjura, mayor of Waterbury.
- Jim Amann, former Connecticut speaker of the House.
- Gary LeBeau, state senator from East Hartford.
- Rudy Marconi, first selectman of Ridgefield.
- Juan Figuerora, health care activist.
And on the Republican side:
- Tom Foley, millionaire former ambassador to Ireland who was a candidate for U.S. Senate before switching to the governor's race after Rell dropped out.
- Michael Fedele, our sitting lieutenant governor.
- Lawrence DeNardis, former U.S. Congressman from Hamden.
- Nelson "Oz" Griebel, a Simsbury businessman.
- Mark Boughton, mayor of Danbury.
Also mentioned as potential candidates on the Republican side are state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and former U.S. Congressman Chris Shays.

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