Dems Emerge For Gov Seat

The race for more power and a better office is on.

Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell has not said whether she'll seek re-election but Democrats vying for the office are coming forward.

Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz wants the Democratic nomination for governor for the 2010 election.

She told The Middletown Press that she has not yet filed official documents to run for governor but will "in the near future."

“Our economy is in dire straights," she told the paper. "We have a desperate need for strong leadership in our state. People are looking for new leadership full of action and creative ideas full of vision."

Bysiewicz, who lives in Middletown, was first elected secretary of the state in 1998, after having served three terms as a state representative. She ran for governor in 2006 but dropped out to run again for secretary of state.

Former state House Speaker James Amann of Milford is also planning to run for governor as a

Last week, Amann turned down a $120,000 per year job as a senior adviser to House Speaker Christopher Donovan. Four days after Donovan said he hired Amann, the speaker issued a statement stating Amann turned it down.

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