Monday, February 26, 2007

Breaking news in the 2nd Congressional District...

Former Congressman Rob Simmons has accepted a position to become the state's first Business Advocate, a position created by the General Assembly during the 2006 session. Republican Gov. M. Joid Rell announced this afternoon that she will nominate Simmons for the spot.

That suggests that Simmons has made up his mind regarding a possible rematch with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District - and has apparently decided not to put himself through another grueling campaign in 2008.

The new position is a four-year appointment. The salary for the job is "to be determined" according to the governor's staff.

What this means is that it's a wide open race on the GOP side in finding a challenger for Courtney when he seeks re-election next year. And GOP potential candidates are a bit slim in numbers in this part of the state - so it may not be a crowded open field.


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Blogger wtfdnucsubsailor said...

I suspect that the Rs will be begging Rob to resign his 'business supporter' position in 2008 when they are not able to come up with a viable candidate.

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