In the wake of a presidential election that most observers thought would send Dannel Malloy to Washington, the inevitable question arises as to what our governor’s plans are for 2018.
It is not the case, as former top Malloy aide Roy Occhiogrosso told The Courant before Christmas, that “Speculation this far away from an election is silly.” Several would-be governors have already made moves indicating they’re considering a run for that office themselves.
And of course, if they want to qualify for public funding, all of those office seekers must hit the threshold of $250,000 in small-donation fundraising. That means anyone other than a self-funder, like erstwhile Senate candidate Linda McMahon, will have to get out of the starting gates early to be a serious candidate, either for a primary bid or a general election.
Read the full story at CT News Junkie.