Governor Jodi Rell has now endorsed Republican Andrew Roraback in his race for the 5th Congressional District seat. Rell says there is a need more people like Roraback in Congress, describing him as honest and a true gentleman.
The reason for the endorsement is because she says ads falsely accuse Roraback of being against women and right wing. Rell called Roraback a moderate who is fiscally conservative and believes in a woman's right to chose.
Rell says there have been times where Roraback disagreed with her, but he would explain why he can't support legislation. She added that he votes his conscience and tells colleagues and constituents what he believes and why he votes a particular way.
Rell has kept a low profile since leaving office in January 2011. She attended a memorial service in Westport last year marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
But until now, Rell has avoided politics.
Rell said she is spending roughly five months a year in Florida and returns to her home in Brookfield for the holidays and the summer.
Roraback faces Democrat Elizabeth Esty in November. Both have served in the state legislature.