Jun 27, 2013
08:47 PM
Connecticut Politics

Cafero is a No Go for Gov in 2014

Cafero is a No Go for Gov in 2014

Peter Casolino/New Haven Register

House Republican leader Larry Cafero speaks to the New Haven Register editorial board.

Already a longshot, Republican House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk announced Thursday he would not run for governor in 2014.

Cafero made the announcement at a press conference Thursday morning, and sent a Tweet announcing his decision as well.

Cafero has never been more than a few steps away from controversy this past year, as conduct between him and a union leader seeking to bribe legislators came out in a trial sorrounding issueus of paying to kill legislation. Cafero has denied any wrongdoing, and has not been charged with anything.

It is also a stretch for someone in his current position in the state's General Assembly to be elected as governor.

A poll taken by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute had Cafero trailing behind other potential Republican candidates in a theoretical Republican primary. Cafero took 4 percent of the vote in that theoretical primary.

 

Cafero is a No Go for Gov in 2014

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