CT Democrats plan coronation, not convention

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been insisting he has yet to decide if he is running for re-election, an assertion that prompts eye-rolling among the Capitol press.

On Thursday, his own party made clear they are not buying the indecision claim, either.

Connecticut Democrats announced that their nominating convention will be May 16, a Friday evening, at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford.

The schedule assumes that all six statewide constitutional officers, Malloy included, will be renominated by acclamation.

Conventions to nominate for contested positions are typically all-day affairs, requiring long roll-call votes.

Connecticut Republicans are holding their convention the same weekend at the Mohegan Sun. They will nominate congressional candidates Friday evening and the statewide ticket Saturday.

Democrats hold separate congressional nominating conventions in each district. All five members of the delegation, who are all Democrats, are seeking re-election.

 

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