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Eye on Estys–It’s Him, Not Her. Malloy Ally Testing Waters for 2018 Run for Governor.

It’s Dan Esty, not U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty, who may be the Cheshire millionaire most interested in seeking the 2018 Democratic nomination for governor. I mentioned Elizabeth Esty as a possible candidate for governor among a list of Democrats. Sources tell me I mentioned the wrong Esty,

Dan Esty, who is married to Elizabeth, has been making the rounds of party activists and talking about Connecticut’s need for strong leadership and government. This may come as a surprise to Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who raised Esty’s profile by appointing him to serve as his environmental and energy overlord at the start of Malloy’s first term. Esty’s initial soundings appear to be taking place in the state’s 5th Congressional District, which his wife represents. She began her third term this week.