State Comptroller Kevin Lembo decides against run for governor

Connecticut State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (Image: osc.ct.gov)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — State Comptroller Kevin Lembo will not run for governor next year.

Instead, Lembo will seek a third term as comptroller.

The Democrat says he spent the last four months traveling the state exploring a run for governor, but figured out being comptroller is the best way for him to fight for health care and economic systems that work for everyone.

Related Content: Capitol Report: Governor Malloy comments on 2018 election

Several Democrats and Republicans are running for governor.

Earlier this year, Governor Dannel Malloy announced he would not seek reelection.

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