Master of suspense: signs point toward Boughton run for gov

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton wave to the crowd while walking in the Danbury Memorial Day parade on Main Street in Danbury on Monday, May 27, 2013.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton wave to the crowd while walking in the Danbury Memorial Day parade on Main Street in Danbury on Monday, May 27, 2013.

In what’s being billed as a rally — and last time we checked that’s often a synonym for campaign kickoff — Danbury Mayor and presumptive gubernatorial candidate Mark Boughton has invited his supporters to an “appreciation” event next Wednesday night at the Crown Plaza hotel in his city.

“This event is an opportunity for me to personally thank you for your generous support as I’ve explored a run for governor the past several months,” Boughton wrote in a email invitation obtained on Friday by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

Boughton formed an exploratory committee, the first step toward running for governor, in August to gauge support within the GOP and the electorate as a whole.

In an interview Thursday with Hearst, the seven-term incumbent mayor said he would make a final decision on whether to enter the race within the next two weeks.

Judgement Day, it seems, might already be here.

 

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Neil Vigdor