Jepsen wins AG nomination

George C. Jepsen won the state Democratic Convention’s nomination for attorney general Saturday.

The former state Senate majority leader was unopposed after the state Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz did not meet minimum qualifications for the job.

“What a long, strange week it has been,” said Jepsen, who cited Bysiewicz and state Rep. Cameron Staples, wishing them well. Staples, D-New Haven, had dropped out of the race earlier.

Jepsen, a former Democratic state chairman, said that as attorney general he would work to protect the environment, uphold civil rights, protect privacy and personal freedom, and defend consumers against businesses “that charge you too much or deny you services.”

The attorney general, Jepsen said, “can make a real difference in the lives of Connecticut’s residents.”