If you haven’t yet heard, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney and Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, plan to make a series of stops Monday touting R. Nelson Griebel, the Simsbury businessman, for governor. Yep, they’re not supporting Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele going into the May 21 convention, nor are they behind Tom Foley, the Greenwich millionaire and former ambassador to Ireland.
So at this point, with the week’s repositioning of the gubernatorial landscape, it looks good for a three-way GOP guber primary with Foley, Griebel and Fedele; or even a four-way, since Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has been so strong in the forums; and a two-way throwdown for the Democratic nod between Ned Lamont, another Greenwich millionaire, and Dan Malloy, the former Stamford mayor. A week ago Wednesday the Blogster moderated a candidates’ forum in Stamford in which I introduced 11 candidates by telling a couple hundred people in the Bridgeport Holiday Inn that I was looking forward to the conventions “next week,” when the field would reduce by half. Of course, I misspoke with that ad lib because the conventions aren’t until the 21st. But maybe it was a premonition, because we’re getting close to losing half of them in a week.