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Malloy Gets a Challenger. Dan Drew Launches Exploratory Committee for Governor.

Three term Middletown mayor Dan Drew has filed an exploratory committee for governor. Drew’s announcement sounds like he is ready to challenge fellow Democrat and incumbent Dannel P. Malloy, should he seek a third in 2018.

Drew’s written announcement reads like an indictment of the Malloy years leading Connecticut: “For too long, the focus of our government has been to assist people at the very top. The people in the middle are left behind,” said Drew. He added, “We must recognize that we have the opportunity and responsibility to think big and to make the bold changes that will tangibly improve life for the people of Connecticut. Seniors should be able to retire comfortably, parents should be able to send their kids to great public schools, and workers deserve good jobs to support their families.”

The announcement kicks off a tour of the state to talk with Connecticut Democrats on the way forward.