House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, said Wednesday he will announce whether he is running for governor by June 30.

Cafero, who said in January he would decide by the end of spring, said he still is talking to family members about his decision.

“I owe it to them to have those private discussions, and I have a big Italian family,” he said.

Cafero said a Quinnipiac University poll showing him with 4 percent of the vote in a hypothetical four-way GOP primary would not be a factor. He said his low-name identification as a state legislator was not a surprise.

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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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