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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Blumenthal not running

This should come as no big surprise...

From the Hartford Courant

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Tuesday that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2006.

The decision leaves New Haven Mayor John Destefano and Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy as the only announced Democrats in the race.

Blumenthal, who had been considered a leading contender for the nomination, issued a statement saying he plans to run instead for re-election to an unprecedented fifth term as attorney general.

"I love this job," Blumenthal said. "It affords endless challenges and opportunities to help people.

"This job is also right for my family," he added. "My children are still at ages where they are counting on me to be there. I have always put family first, and I have decided to do it again now."
I guess it officially a two man race between Mayor John DeStefano and Dan Malloy for the Democratic nod now.