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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.