Luke Bronin, Mayor of Hartford, started the process of entering his bid for Governor of the State of Connecticut by creating an exploratory committee in a run for that office in 2018.

NBC Connecticut News reports Mayor Bronin said:

I’ve heard from a lot of Democrats all across the state of Connecticut, a lot of people across the state of Connecticut who have encouraged me to explore a run for governor… The state faces its own enormous budget crisis that needs to be tackled in (an) honest, transparent and long-term way, just as we’ve sought to do in Hartford.

He is 38-years-old and a Yale Law School grad. The mayor is just two years into his four-year mayoral term in Hartford. The announcement was made about the committee just before the weekend.

Current Governor Dannel Malloy announced that he will not seek re-election, so new leadership is sought as a number of politicians are creating exploratory committees right now, including Danbury's Mayor, Mark Boughton.

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