A "Killer" Election in Connecticut
I received an interesting comment on post about a possible open-seat gubernatorial race in Connecticut in 2010: Imagine if Lieberman had not run for Senate as ...
I received an interesting comment on post about a possible open-seat gubernatorial race in Connecticut in 2010:
Imagine if Lieberman had not run for Senate as independent- he would have been front-runner for governor. Instead he's out of work after 2012.
Look for a killer Democratic primary between Sec. of State Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney Gen. Richard Blumenthal, Stamford mayor Dan Malloy, state Senate majority leader James Amman, and probably more.
And then the election itself could be a killer. Whatever Dem. vs. someone like Rob Simmons, or perhaps Chris Shays if he is kicked out of office this year. Should be fun.
Simmons is a former Republican congressman who lost his seat by 91 votes in 2006. Shays is the only Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives in New England, which is why he might be looking for a new job in 2010.
Blumenthal is that politician who is always rumored as a candidate for major statewide office, but never runs. Illinois Republicans have Jim Edgar, New Jersey Republicans have Tom Kean Sr., Florida Democrats have Bob Butterworth and Connecticut Democrats have Richard Blumenthal.
If Blumenthal doesn''t take a stab at an open gubernatorial seat, I think we could safely assume once and for all that he is never running for anything.
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