Republican Martha Dean said today she will ask a judge to postpone the election of the next attorney general if the courts are not ready to rule by election day on her challenge of Democrat George Jepsen’s eligibility to hold the office.

Dean filed suit Tuesday, saying that Jepsen does not appear to meet the statutory requirements to be attorney general, as recently articulated by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

A Superior Court judge will hold a hearing Thursday morning, giving the courts three working days to consider Dean’s claims before the polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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