This is interesting.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell says she will not seek re-election next year.
Rell made the announcement in a news conference with reporters Monday at the statehouse in Hartford.
The article indicates that her personal polling has slipped – all the way down to 59%; she was also looking at a Q-poll which had her six points ahead* her most likely Democratic rival. It’s possible that this was enough to trigger her desire to get out of political life, especially in a year that’s starting to look bad for non-conservative incumbents. Then again, it’s possible that this was enough to trigger her desire to switch political gears and enter a race where she’d end up being neither.
Note: that last is a guess. And a very speculative one, at that. And it may be the right guess, but the wrong election cycle…
*Which tells you… pretty much nothing. Quinnipiac hasn’t been at its best this cycle.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.