CT GOP chair lifts convention ban on Hearst reporter

Connecticut Republican Chairman J.R. Romano said Monday he will issue a press credential for Monday night’s state convention to Neil Vigdor, a Hearst Connecticut Media reporter who was told last week he would be banned.

Romano said he knew he would face a backlash, but he wanted to make a point about what he saw as the reporter’s unfair coverage. Hearst has stood by the reporter.

“I felt I accomplished that,” Romano said.