Even though she denied it last Wednesday, it looks like state Comptroller Nancy Wyman is one day away from joining Dannel Malloy’s gubernatorial campaign.
Wyman, a Tolland resident, has been coy about her decision to run for lieutenant governor. But she is expected to make the announcement Tuesday at the state Capitol.
Neither Wyman’s spokesman nor or a spokesman for the Malloy campaign would confirm the rumors Monday, but Malloy’s campaign spokesman did say there is a campaign event scheduled Tuesday at the Capitol.
In January, as Wyman, watched the political game of musical chairs starting with the retirement of U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, she announced that she would be running for a fifth term as comptroller.
“Our state faces enormous economic challenges that require government to respond with unprecedented decisiveness, creativity and compassion, and I look forward to doing just that on behalf of our taxpayers,” Wyman said back in January. “I believe I can best serve the citizens of our great state by continuing to help Connecticut emerge from this downturn and lay the foundation for long-term recovery and prosperity.”
Since then Wyman has met with both Ned Lamont and Malloy. Sources say she had the right of first refusal with the Malloy campaign.