Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz is poised to launch a gubernatorial exploratory committee, a fact which has apparently caused her to refer to herself in the
third person first person plural (thanks to all who caught that error):
“I will be filing an exploratory committee within the next few weeks,” Bysiewicz said. “We have gotten a lot of encouragement to consider running for governor. We continue to get encouragement.” (Stannard)
Bysiewicz ran for governor during the 2006 cycle, but dropped out as fundraising sagged. She says in the article that she was not sure if Blumenthal would enter the race, and that such a volatile field a little over a year away from the election made for an uncertain race at best.
One of the notable features of her short run was the absolute logjam of Democrats who explored or announced bids for Secretary of the State. I expect some of them will resurface now.
Plus, this is yet another indication that Richard Blumenthal is going to stay in his current post. Rumor had it that Bysiewicz would run for attorney general if Blumenthal ran for governor.
Stannard, Ed. “
Bysiewicz closer to run for governor.” New Haven Register 27 January, 2009.