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On the same day Ned Lamont announced that he would join a handful of other Democratic candidates in exploring a run for governor in 2010, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell remained mum on her re-election plans.

In a brief phone interview, Rell said she would make her intentions about whether she would seek another term, known by the end of the month.

For weeks now Rell has said she would talk about her plans after Tuesday’s municipal elections, but decided to leave her opponents and supporters in guessing for just a little while longer.

“I think she is going to run again,” Republican Party Chairman Chris Healy said Wednesday. “She just wants to take her time.”

When Rell was told what Healy said her response was “we’ll see.”

As for Lamont, Rell said anytime somebody thinks they have something to offer they should get involved.