In bid for Lt. Gov., Heather Somers Dumps Mark Boughton

Republican candidate for Lt. Gov. Heather Somers has dumped her unofficial running mate, choosing to instead qualify for the state's public finance grant herself and enter the Republican primary. Somers, the former Mayor of Groton and current member of the town council, had paired up with Republican candidate for governor and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. The two planned to pool their money to qualify for a public grant from the state. Both Boughton and Somers received enough delegates to qualify for the Republican primary last weekend. The primary will be held on August 12. “My decision to pursue a primary for the office of Lieutenant Governor on my own is a reflection of my support at the State Republican Convention at which I won nearly 1/3 of the...

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Ted Kennedy Jr. Tapped to Run for Connecticut State Senate Seat


Ted Kennedy Jr. Tapped to Run for Connecticut State Senate Seat

In front of more than 50 supporters in a packed American Legion hall Monday, Branford resident Ted Kennedy Jr. was officially nominated as the Democratic candidate in the race for the 12th District state Senate seat.

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Republicans Pick Foley to Challenge Malloy, but Foley Will Face Primary in August


Republicans Pick Foley to Challenge Malloy, but Foley Will Face Primary in August

The road to unseat Dannel Malloy is now forked with at least three paths, as the Republican Party’s nomination process yielded a nominee, and two other candidates vowing to primary. Tom Foley, who topped the ticket in 2010, secured the party’s nomination again. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and state Sen. John McKinney both secured enough delegates to qualify for the August 12 primary. Foley secured 57 percent of the delegates; Boughton received support from 22 percent and McKinney earned support from 17 percent of the delegates at the convention. Although his win was contested, Foley still remains the Republican front runner to take on Malloy in the fall. “Connecticut wants for a more promising direction under smarter policies and more competent...

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Republicans Nominate Five to Beat Malloy

Republican delegates filed into the Mohegan Sun convention center Saturday searching for the perfect pairing to take down incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy. Most of the Republican candidates are hoping to get at least 15 percent of the 1,253 delegates to qualify for a primary, as 2010 GOP nominee Tom Foley is widely expected to get the party nomination today, securing at least 50 percent of the delegates. According to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, the potential re-match between Foley and incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been tied in the last two polls. Foley has been the front-runner for the party in the polls as far out as a year before the election. Republicans have billed the convention as “Connecticut’s comeback” hoping to make Malloy a...

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UPDATED: McKinney and Walker Team Up

Hours before delegates cast their vote for candidates for the state’s leading elected offices, State Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield, and former U.S. Comptroller David Walker pooled their talents and delegates to announce they would run together as a team, touting themselves as the team to fix Connecticut’s economy.

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