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Sabato’s Crystal Ball Says Dems Have No Clear Advantage in #CTGov

January 12, 2017 By Staff
Sabato’s Crystal Ball Says Dems Have No Clear Advantage in #CTGov

The famous race predictors released their first round of 2018 projections, and they say Malloy and the Democrats are no "clear favorite to start."

On Thursday, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball released its first 2018 projections. Crystal Ball’s Kyle Kondik reviewed 38 gubernatorial races in the next two years.

What does he say about Connecticut? It’s too close to call:

It is unclear whether Gov. Dan Malloy (D-CT) will seek a third term, although Republicans say they hope he does run because they believe they can defeat the unpopular incumbent after two close calls in 2010 and 2014. Connecticut, like some of the other New England states, is open to electing Republican governors, and several Republicans are already expressing interest.

Kondik and Sabato seem to think #CTGov is a tossup from the start. That will be something to watch for as Republicans jump in, and Malloy decides whether to run for a third term.