He couldn’t win the job now held by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Maybe former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele will do better taking a shot at the one Malloy used to hold — mayor of Stamford.

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Michael Fedele

Fedele, who was Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s number two, announced his mayoral candidacy today. The GOP incumbent, Michael Pavia, is not seeking re-election this fall after one term.

“What is at stake in this election is the city’s economic future. Stamford is an economic engine, both locally and regionally,” he said. “If Stamford succeeds, the region succeeds. If our engine is sputtering, the region will feel those effects as well.”

Fedele and Malloy have a Stamford connection: They were classmates at Westhill High School.

State Sen. William Tong is seeking the Democratic nomination.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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