Christine Stuart file photo
James Amann and Sen. Donald Williams (Christine Stuart file photo)

Former Speaker of the House James Amann had planned on announcing his bid for governor this week, however, he decided Monday that he needed a little more time.

“We decided we needed some extra time to consider all the implications of the new state campaign finance laws including the proper disclaimers on printed material and a means to ensure lobbyists and contractors do not donate to the campaign as required by the new rules,” Amann said in a press release. “We are clearly being overly cautious by moving the date, but we wanted to be absolutely sure.”

Amann has said more than 400 people had planned to attend.

A new date has been set. The announcement will be made at 6 p.m.,  Feb. 11 at Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport.