Cross post fromHatCityBLOG
A close source to Mayor Boughton confirms the obvious…
Former News-Times reporter Eugene Driscoll has the details (via the Valley Indi Sentinel):
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, a five-term Republican incumbent who made national headlines for his stance against illegal immigration, will announce he is running for governor Feb. 1, a source close to the mayor said this morning.
Invitations to the mayor’s announcement — 6 p.m. at the Stony Hill Inn in Bethel — are being mailed today (Wednesday, Jan. 27).
As I stated before, the whole speculation into whether or not Boughton would run for higher office made no sense in the first place seeing that he STATED ON JAN 4th that he already made a decision regarding campaigning for governor.
Mayor Mark Boughton said Monday he’s made his decision about running for governor, but he won’t announce his intentions until February.
“A decision has been made, and you will be hearing about it shortly, one way or the other,” he said.
The first question the media should ask Boughton on Feb 1st is what was the rationale behind the delay in his announcement. The whole thing makes no sense to me…but again, we’re talking about the last honest man in Danbury.