If no one substantial runs for Governor… Dannel Malloy is guaranteed a third term. You heard me, if the man runs against another empty suit, he’s in.
There’s literally nothing stopping him now.
Remember the good old days when we thought Malloy had done himself in? You know, when he was facing a federal grand jury for apparently violating the clean elections law? Hate to break it to you, but he’s scot-free.
CT Post reports that the U.S. Department of Justice quietly dropped its investigation into Malloy’s fundraising. State Democrats are now free from the federal probe and their sweetheart, Malloy, is spared from the federal grand jury.
So, let me get this straight…
One Governor got a hot tub and all hell broke loose. Another apparently took money from state contractors and smuggled it into his reelection campaign. But no one saw anything wrong with that. Yep, makes sense.
When speaking to reporters, Malloy said “That’s the reality. […] I don’t want to talk about it a whole lot. Apparently, the U.S. Attorney’s office reached the appropriate conclusion. I think that it’s come to a conclusion, and that’s a good thing.”
And we’re starting to come to our own conclusion.
Last month, Governor Malloy began ruminating about running for re-election. A week ago, Hartford became one of the 100 best places to live in America. Now, Malloy has escaped a federal grand jury.
Are you doing the math? I bet you have and I am sure you’re not happy with the result.
All signs are pointing to Governor Malloy gliding down our capitol’s steps with a smile on his face and a promise to run for re-election within the coming weeks.