Top Dem Gov Recruit Kevin Lembo Backs Out of Running For Connecticut Governor in 2018

Lembo is the latest top-tier Dem candidate to pass on running to succeed failed Gov. Dan Malloy.

From the RGA

Connecticut Democrats were dealt another blow today when top Dan Malloy Enabler Kevin Lembo announced he will not enter the race to succeed Malloy, reversing his earlier decision to explore a run for governor. Lembo joins Malloy, State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. and State Attorney General George Jepsen as the latest top-tier Democrat recruits to take a pass on running in 2018 and a pass on defending the party’s record of economic decline and endless budgetary crises on Malloy’s watch.

Lembo spent almost eight years as the accountant for an administration that drove Connecticut’s credit rating downward, pursued reckless tax-and-spend policies that led to a never-ending budget crisis, and pushed major companies like General Electric and now Aetna out of the state with anti-business policies. In the end, Lembo chose like Attorney General Jepsen, to skip the “misery” of running on Malloy’s failed record.

As other top Malloy Enablers like Nancy Wyman continue to flirt with the prospect of entering Connecticut’s gubernatorial race, Lembo’s decision to pass on the race is a clear indication of how great a challenge it will be to run on the eight year record of failures under Dan Malloy and the Democrats’ leadership.

Previously: 

2 days, 15 hours ago

Virginia Democrats Voted to Allow Schools to Refrain from Reporting Sexual Battery in 2020

Virginia Democrats passed a law allowing schools to refrain from reporting instances of sexual battery, stalking, and other crimes occurring on school property in 2020

3 days, 10 hours ago

Sen. Tim Scott endorses McMaster in South Carolina governor's race

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott didn't endorse a primary candidate in South Carolina's 2018 gubernatorial race, but for 2022, he's offering an early nod to incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.

4 days, 14 hours ago

Youngkin says education is top issue in Virginia governor race: 'Parents are absolutely angry'

Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin on Tuesday referred to education as the top issue in the state's election

4 days, 16 hours ago

Abbott Completely Bans Vaccine Mandates By Any Employer In Texas

"The Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates."

5 days, 17 hours ago

Gov’s campaign paid $87.5K more to ex-staffer

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s campaign paid an additional $87,500 over the past six months as part of a settlement with a former staff member who had accused her of sexual mistreatment during a 2018 meeting

1 week, 1 day ago

Arizona border just as ‘out of control’ as Texas, Gov. Doug Ducey warns

Border Patrol agents in western Arizona’s Yuma region have encountered 1,038% more suspected illegal immigrants year-over-year.