They’ll be playing different rooms, but the Connecticut Republican Party and Bruce Springsteen are booked on the same date at Mohegan Sun.

Springsteen and the E Street Band announced 15 U.S. tour dates Monday, including concerts at the Mohegan Sun Arena on the nights of May 17 and 18.

The GOP previously scheduled its state nominating convention for May 16 and 17 in the Uncas Ballroom on the other side of the casino complex.

“That’s a nice coincidence for our delegates,” said Jerry Labriola, the state chairman.

Labriola said he sees no conflict. He expects that the party will finish endorsing candidates for governor and other statewide offices long before Springsteen takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

“Business should be concluded long before anyone is pre-gaming for Springsteen,” he said.

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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