Conn. governor decides not to seek another term
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)
Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell says she will not seek re-election next year.
She made the announcement in a news conference Monday at the statehouse in Hartford.
Rell has been governor since 2004, when John Rowland resigned in a corruption probe. In 2006 voters made her the first Republican woman elected to the post.
State budget problems have driven her job approval.
Posted: 11/09/2009 08:51:04 PM EST
In a stunning announcement during a hastily called news conference in her office, Rell said.....
Rell served 10 years in the state House of Representatives, representing her hometown of Brookfield, before becoming Rowland's running mate in 1994. For nine-and-a-half years, she ......
....."I met today with our budget chief and our sales-tax revenue continues to decline," Rell said during a brief question-and-answer period in her Capitol office after her announcement. "That's why I need to focus, right now, my attention on getting our budget in balance and dealing with the Legislature." Rell said that she's sure Republicans can hold the Governor's Residence after she retires. Right after her news conference, Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele, of Stamford, told reporters in the hall outside Rell's office that he expects to be a candidate and anticipates Rell's support.
On the Republican side, House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, is exploring a candidacy.....
Washington Post - 3 hours ago
Jodi Rell (R) won't run for re-election in 2010. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell (R) has decided ...
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