It’s been a bad week for the Bysiewicz family. The state’s Supreme Court first kicked Susan out of the race for Attorney General and then her brother-in-law Ross Garber lost his bid for the Republican endorsement.

Garber, a lawyer from Glastonbury since 1992, decided to enter the race last week after the court ruled Secretary of the State Bysiewicz ineligible because she did not meet the 10 year “active practice” requirement.

Avon Lawyer Martha Dean managed to capture the Republican endorsement with 53 percent of the vote.

“We need to have people who have the support of the party,” she said. “I have the courage and integrity to do this job.”

It wasn’t a total loss for Garber, who qualified for a spot on the Republican primary ballot and intends to run.

“Oh, yes. There will be a primary,” he said.

Both Rep. Arthur J. O’Neill and Kie Wesby both of Southbury failed to capture enough votes to gain a spot on the primary ballot.


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