Exploration’s over, Malloy, DeNardis to declare for governor

Democrat Dannel P. Malloy said today he will formally become a candidate for governor at noon on Wednesday, while Republican Larry DeNardis is making it official Thursday.

Malloy is keeping things informal, holding a press conference outside the State Elections Enforcement Commission after he files his paperwork.

DeNardis is announcing at 10:30 a.m Thursday at the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden, his hometown.