Report: Wyman, Malloy’s Deputy, Considering a Run for GovMay 30, 2017
Almost no politician is closer to Dan Malloy than his deputy, Nancy Wyman. She is mulling a run for governor and will make a decision this summer.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman (D-Conn.) is considering a run for governor and will make a decision at the end of the legislative session this summer, according to a report from the CT Post this weekend.
The Post reported:
The lieutenant governor is waiting until a budget deal gets hammered out to reveal whether she plans to run for governor in 2018.
Until then, Wyman is content with keeping fellow Democrats and Republicans playing a guessing game on her political plans.
As the Post acknowledged, Wyman will have a difficult time separating her record from that of Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.). Wyman ran with Malloy twice, and has supported him almost every step of the way.
The CT Post also pointed to the rollout of Connecticut’s Obamacare exchange as a top accomplishment for Wyman. However, as of 2017, the exchange is struggling.
As Reclaim Connecticut previously reported, 2016 was a rough year for Obamacare in Connecticut:
- The average rate hike in Connecticut was 25 percent for individuals and 13 percent for small groups.
- United Healthcare announced it would leave Connecticut’s Obamacare exchange
- HealthyCT, Connecticut’s “financially ‘unstable’ Obamacare health insurance co-op,” failed and was placed under state supervision
- ConnectiCare became the third insurer to leave the exchange – leaving only Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield – before reversing its decision days later
Between Obamacare’s struggles and her association with Malloy, Wyman may have a difficult time selling her record to Connecticut voters in 2018.
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