(updated 9:15pm with info on Malloy press conference)
If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, conventional wisdom says she's likely to tap Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy for a high level post. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman would take over the job, but is considered unlikely to run in 2018.
But Mayor Dan Drew just might.
The Republican-American newspaper, which covers New Haven and Litchfield counties, caught up with Drew in New Milford on Saturday at a meeting of the Connecticut Council of Democratic Mayors, which he chairs. (Drew grew up in New Milford.)
The brief article is here, behind Rep-Am.com's paywall. Drew discussed CCDM's mission to "affect politics on the local level," but reporter Susan Tuz also quoted him as saying he was "seriously considering a run for governor."
Drew, age 37, was elected Mayor in 2011, and re-elected by large margins in 2013 and 2015. He graduated from UConn as political science major, worked as a journalist, and recently earned a master's degree in social-organizational psychology from Columbia University.
Drew has been a vocal supporter of Governor Malloy, who will be in Middletown Tuesday to announce plans to remove signal lights and solve traffic problems on Route 9. A recent Quinnipiac poll recorded Malloy's approval rating at a record low 24%.