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CT’s Crowded Gubernatorial Field

Who wants to be your Governor?

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With two-term democratic incumbent Dan Malloy announcing that he will not seek a third term in November 2018, and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman announcing her desire to retire rather than run, the field of hopefuls has gotten quite crowded for both political parties. Democrats that will seek the office include, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin; Middletown Mayor Dan Drew; Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim; former West Hartford Mayor Jonathan Harris; Chris Mattei, a former federal prosecutor, and; Dita Bhargava, a former state democrat party official.

Republicans who have announced that they will seek the state’s top post include Tim Herbst, former Trumbull First Selectman; Mike Handler, a former hedge fund executive and current Stamford CFO for New Canaan; Peter Lumaj, an immigration attorney from Fairfield; David Walker, from Bridgeport, who is a former comptroller for the U.S. under both democrat and republican President’s; state Representative Prasad Srinivasan from Glastonbury; state Senator Toni Boucher from Wilton; Steve Obsitnik, a hi-tech executive from Westport, and; Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. Republican “wild cards” who may announce their intent to run include third-term New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, and state Representative Themis Klarides from Orange, who is the current House Majority Leader.

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