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Drew to Convert to Campaign for Governor as Burn Rate Accelerates. Middletown Democrat Has $26k on Hand.

Democrat Dan Drew will become a candidate for governor this week. The Middletown Democrat released this announcement Tuesday:

I wanted you to be the first to know that I’ll be making a major campaign announcement tomorrow.

After six months of speaking with residents across the state, I’ve come to a decision about running for Governor of Connecticut.

Please join me at Harbor Park in Middletown at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to hear about my vision for Connecticut and how our progressive values will provide the solutions we need. 

It’s time to believe in Connecticut again.

Thank you for all your support,


P.S. – If you can’t make it in person but still want to watch, we will be streaming the announcement on Facebook Live. Just visit my Facebook page to watch! 

Drew ends his exploratory committee for statewide office and begins his formal campaign for governor with just $26,000.00 left in his coffers from the $175,000.00 he’s raised.  Drew, according to his campaign finance report, has $3,000.00 in debts. With his declaration of candidacy, Drew will be limited to accepting maximum contributions of $100.

If another Democratic campaign is to be believed, Drew will need to up his game in the contest ahead. Rival Chris Mattei’s campaign told supporters in a crowing email from paid staffer Maryli Secrest that Mattei “has been out-hustling everyone else in this race.” That will come as a surprise to the others bumping into to each other as they elbow their way into small events around the state. Watch for congenialuty to take some hits as the campaign proceeds.