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Two more Democrats enter 2010 Governor race

Months following Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell’s decision to opt out of her re-election bid, two more Democratic candidates have expressed their interest in the governorship.

Former state legislator Juan Figueroa announced that he will run as a petitioning candidate to ensure his name will be featured on the ballot by the August primary. But in order for his name to appear, Figueroa will have to obtain 15,000 signatures between April 27 and June 3 from registered Democrats across Connecticut.

And on Tuesday, First Selectman Mary Glassman announced that she will be forming an exploratory committee to determine whether or not she will also run for governor. Glassman ran in 2006 on the John DeStefano ticket for governor.

Currently, ten Democrats have expressed their interest in the much anticipated 2010 election. Two Republicans have also entered their name to succeed Rell.



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