The Hartford Courant is speculating on the chances of unpopular Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seeking a third term. The long time Democrat was featured in a front page Courant story written by Christopher Keating in Monday’s edition. Polls show Malloy’s popularity rating at 24 percent, although the story claims Democrats’ internal polls have his favorable ratings at 18 percent.
Malloy stated he has not thought about a third term and is focused on the state’s budget. “We’ll cross that bridge – the bridge that you’re trying to get me to cross – at some point in the future with an answer,” the governor told the Courant.
When asked to comment on a third-term Malloy run, Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano told the Courant: “That’s a family issue among Democrats. Malloy’s rating is extraordinarily low. But there’s stranger things in politics. It’s purely up to them. Whether it’s crazy or not, I don’t know. We just have to pick the right candidate on our side.”