A year ago this week, Governor Dannel Malloy was re-elected, but there is already speculation about who will run for governor in 2018. Republicans would like to recapture the seat they won in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006, and one of the names being thrown around as a potential candidate is MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.
The host of “Morning Joe” lives in New Canaan, and recently attracted quite a bit of buzz as a potential candidate due to his public criticism of Connecticut’s tax policies that have General Electric considering a move out of state.
Malloy, who has not said whether he sees a third term on the horizon, has been irked by Scarborough’s comments, which have added fuel to the fire that Connecticut is unfriendly to business.
I asked the governor what he thinks of Scarboough as a candidate for governor:
GOV: “He’s an entertainer…. He thinks everthing is black and white.”:
DH: “If he were to run for governor in 2018, would you be tempted to run?”
GOV: “ I am putting decision off for a couple of years….. he would be a non-factor in my decision making process”
Watch the entire interview here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/11961194/gov-dannel-malloy-one-on-one-interview-with-dennis-house
The Scarborough exchange is at 8:50
Watch Joe Scarborough’s Face the State interview right here: https://dennishouse.tv/2015/06/11/scarborough-connecticut-is-in-crisis/