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.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

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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