Dan Malloy is acknowledging he’ll be running for mayor next year, while possibly enmeshed in a second run for governor.
This could set up a situation much like 2005, where both Malloy and John DeStefano were running for mayor of their respective cities while at the same time running for governor. A major issue raised against both candidates was the fact that both were out of the city so often. DeStefano cruised to re-election, as he is expected to do again this year, but Malloy faced a much, much tougher fight, winning only 51% of the vote in a race hotly contested by Republicans.
Stamford, however, is a city where Republicans actually can and do compete well against Democrats. Malloy could be in for another tough contest this year. Expect Stamford Republicans to unveil their candidate early.