This week on Face the State we are joined by the 2010 GOP nominee for lieutenant governor Mark Boughton, who is considering a run for governor in 2014. The Danbury mayor has opened an exploratory campaign, and will make a decision by year’s end.
During the taping of Face the State, Boughton sounded like a candidate, saying his campaign would be “people over politics.” I always asked the former teacher to give a grade to Governor Malloy for his performance as the state’s chief executive. Boughton said he would give the governor a “VG,” or very good for effort, but a “D” for execution. He also criticized Malloy for what he calls a lack of transparency in his administration.
“The governor had to sell his soul to special interests during the campaign, and we didn’t get Mayor Malloy, we got someone else.”
Boughton told me his favorite governor was Ella Grasso, and also had some kinds for some other governors who held that office, but not the ones you might have in mind. In addition, the mayor weighed in on Tom Foley and John McKinney.
We also have analysis and commentary from Matt DeRienzo of Connecticut Magazine and Chaz from WPLR.
You can watch the complete interview right here:
Watch the analysis right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9237404
Here is a preview of our Face the State Flashback, which takes us back to August 1993 http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/fts-flashback-whalers-strike-deal-to-stay-in-hartford-through-2013/