Lt. Governor Mike Fedele said today that if Gov. Jodi Rell decides not to run for re-election, he will run for Governor:
“If Governor Rell decides not to do it, I will be the Republican candidate in 2010,” Fedele, who grew up in and still lives in Stamford, said Wednesday.
The surprisingly candid statement from the Lt. Governor is seen as a line in the sand by some observers, including Dean Pagani:
Fedele may have felt it necessary to make his intentions known, because House Minority Leader Larry Cafero has formed an exploratory committee for an un-specified statewide office and Senate Republican leader John McKinney hinted at a possible statewide run last week as he bowed out of the race for congress in the fourth district.
It will be very interesting to see how this turns out.