Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, has not ruled out a run for governor now that incumbent Republican M. Jodi Rell has decided to not seek re-election in 2010.
And he plans to make his decision known in the new year.
“My decision is a personal one and the holidays give me the most time … to make the decision I need to make,” McKinney told me tonight.
I asked him if House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero’s, R-Norwalk announcement earlier in the day that he would not join the gubernatorial race is a factor.
“I think I could spin it any way,” McKinney said. “The larger the field the better your chances are (of splitting the vote in a primary) or the smaller the field the better because I get more attention.”
McKinney continued: “At the end of the day I think more good candidates running on the Republican side, talking about our issues, is a positive for the party.”