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Hartford Mayor Bronin Dropping Gov Bid

April 16, 2018 By Staff
Hartford Mayor Bronin Dropping Gov Bid

Luke Bronin will drop out of the gubernatorial race, sources told Kevin Rennie's Daily Ructions and the Hartford Courant.

Mayor Luke Bronin (D-Hartford), considered a top Democratic contender in the gubernatorial race since he entered earlier this year, will drop his bid for governor, sources told Kevin Rennie’s Daily Ructions and the Hartford Courant.

Bronin confirmed the news in a statement.

Despite his near-frontrunner status, Bronin had a number of hiccups on the campaign trail. The most recent was the state’s bailout of Hartford’s debts. Bronin celebrated the agreement, touting his “dramatic” labor savings (the record suggests otherwise).

Liberals who will choose the endorsed Democratic candidate in May, and the Democratic nominee in August, gave some much-needed momentum to 2006 (U.S. Senate) and 2010 (gubernatorial) candidate Ned Lamont this month, after he won the AFL-CIO’s straw poll at their convention.