NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut House Minority Leader Larry Cafero (R-Norwalk) is still seriously considering a run for governor, even as he continues to respond to newspaper and news website editorials and columns calling for him to step down after getting caught up in a statehouse bribery scandal.
Cafero told the New Haven Register on Monday that he and his wife are heading for Turks and Caicos this week to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. “That’s the last step to sort of soul search to decide that,” Cafero said of a gubernatorial run, according to the Register.
In the interview, Cafero again defended himself against allegations that he knew money donated to his campaign was tainted, and that he had an assistant explain how to convert the $5,000 in cash into five $1,000 checks to comply with the law.
Cafero also spoke about the challenge of a “citizen legislature” when it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest, and told the Register he doesn’t think reform of the legislature was a big issue for the public.
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