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Victor in GOP primary, Foley says, ‘Change is on the way’

Tom Foley swarmed by reporters after accepting the GOP nomination.

He’s getting another crack at the governor. Tom Foley, the Greenwich businessman who lost to Dannel P. Malloy by half a percentage point in 2010, easily won the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, weathering a late push by state Sen. John P. McKinney of Fairfield, the challenger he ignored until recently. Heather Bond Somers led the three-way primary for lieutenant governor, but a recount is expected.
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It’s not just the GOP primary on Aug. 12

Republicans go the polls in a statewide primary on Aug. 12 to pick the top of their ticket. But the secretary of the state announced Tuesday there also are 20 other primaries for state legislative and probate nominations — eight involving Democratic legislative incumbents whose careers are on the line. Continue Reading →

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Boughton-Lauretti ‘cautiously optimistic’ on petitions

Mark Boughton

Mark Boughton’s gubernatorial campaign was “cautiously optimistic” Tuesday it had filed sufficient signatures by the 4 p.m. deadline to qualify his running mate, Mark Lauretti, for the Republican primary in August. But there were glitches, including no one present at Bridgewater town hall to accept the petitions. Continue Reading →

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Boughton loses running mate, looks to Lauretti

Mark Boughton

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney of Fairfield, who finished second and third in balloting for governor at the GOP state convention Saturday, filed papers Thursday that place them on the ballot for a Republican primary on Aug. 14. But Boughton’s running mate, Heather Bond Somers, declared herself a free agent. Continue Reading →

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