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Friday, September 30, 2005

Gov. Rell one step closer to announcing her re-election bid

It's a sure thing that Gov. Rell is going to run for re-election.

From the Connecticut Post
Gov. M. Jodi Rell met with Republican supporters this week and will soon announce her candidacy for the 2006 election, the Connecticut Post has learned.

The state's second female governor has asked for campaign contributions and political backing from a variety of business and community leaders and plans to make the declaration by Oct. 15.

Opponents and supporters alike said Thursday the plans are an encouraging sign the governor's health is good enough to commit the energy to campaign for election to the seat she has held since John G. Rowland resigned in disgrace last year.

On Tuesday, Rell met with dozens of GOP supporters in the governor's residence on Prospect Avenue. Spokesmen at the governor's Capitol office declined to comment Thursday.

But insiders among the state's Republicans and Democrats said Thursday they had heard about the meetings and they are an inevitable sign the 59-year-old governor is poised to declare her candidacy.