Like anyone should be surprised...
From the Hartford Courant
Gov. M. Jodi Rell filed papers at 12:22 p.m. today forming a candidate committee, a formality that makes her an official candidate and allows her to begin raising money to run for governor in 2006.
She is to formally announce her candidacy for the Republican nomination Friday at 5 p.m. on the north steps of the Capitol, the same spot where she took the oath of office as governor July 1, 2004 upon the resignation of Gov. John G. Rowland.