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.
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Several Democrats and Republicans are running for governor.
Earlier this year, Governor Dannel Malloy announced he would not seek reelection.