HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended the speculation Thursday about whether he will seek a third term. He won’t. Malloy, 61, gathered his staff on the fourth floor of the state Capitol Thursday to deliver the news before heading down to a 2 p.m. press conference.
Malloy could have waited until after the legislative session or at least until after negotiating a state budget deal to make the announcement, but he didn’t.
He said he first reached the decision not to run for re-election back in August, and then again in September. But he changed his mind a few times before the idea of not running for re-election made sense and made him happy.
“I gave myself enough time to make sure I don’t want to change that decision,” Malloy said. “I’m very comfortable and happy with the decision I’ve made.”