Report: Cafero nearing decision on run for governor

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State Rep. Larry Cafero (R-Norwalk) may run for governor.

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.

The read the full New Haven Register story, click here.


3 responses to “Report: Cafero nearing decision on run for governor”

  1. 0ldtimer

    “I’d kill him” ? Now there is a quote that will not help. As a lawyer and a possible caandidate, he should know better. Come to think, isn’t that what we said about the Soucy money ?

  2. 0ldtimer

    That quote is from the Register story, linked in Nancy’s story. I have no way of telling if it is accurate, but I am sure it will come back to haunt Larry at the worst possible time.

  3. piberman

    By what standard of solid reporting is a column in the Hartford Courrant “real news” ? Does the Courrant have a well established record of unbiased reporting with columnists from both sides of the aisle ? Given the remarkable transformation of CT to the bottom rankings of job growth, economic growth, debt per capita and unfunded pension liabilities ought the new media writ large seek to examine the larger issues of what candidates for Governor might bring to the table ? To be sure that style of reporting is much harder work than focusing on what a columnist says. But its far more useful and in the public interest.

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