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After 25 years in public life, Governor Jodi Rell says “It’s time…” and she won’t run for re-election.
The governor’s announcement shocked some – and didn’t surprise others – who’d been awaiting her decision for months. Rell’s popularity had been in decline during the state’s fiscal crisis, and a long battle over the budget with Democrats…but for Jodi Rell, decline means a 64 percent approval rating in today’s Quinnipiac Poll, and a lead on Democratic challengers – if she had decided to run.
Today, where we live, a look at the impending end of one of the Connecticut’s most successful political careers – and what it means for the expanding field of candidates.
Join the conversation – what’s Governor Jodi Rell’s legacy? What do you want out of the next governor?