The Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed a trial court’s decision giving the Waterbury faction of the Independent Party sole control over the party’s statewide ballot line, ending a long feud with a faction in Danbury.
WATERBURY — An Independent Party caucus cross-endorsed Republican Bob Stefanowski for governor Sunday night, voting for the second time in four years to give a GOP gubernatorial nominee a second line on the ballot in November.
A judge has given the Waterbury faction of the Independent Party sole control of valuable political real estate: A line on the 2018 ballot that allows it to cross-endorse major-party candidates or choose its own nominees for statewide offices, including governor. The competing Danbury faction plans to appeal.
John R. Price says he is relinquishing his claim to the Independent Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, a move intended to end an intra-party fight and give Republican Dan Carter the party’s cross-endorsement and a second line on the ballot. But with many ballots printed and optical scanners programmed, is it too late?
Supreme Court Justice Richard N. Palmer dismissed an unusual last-ditch appeal Thursday by John R. Price to get on the ballot as the U.S. Senate nominee of the faction-riven Independent Party of Connecticut, sparing state officials a scramble to redo ballots and election software.
An internal fight will leave the Independent Party without a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut this fall, denying Republican Dan Carter a cross-endorsement in his uphill fight to unseat the Democratic incumbent, Richard Blumenthal.
A Green Party candidate, Bll Clyde is one of several minor party and unaffiliated candidates who will be competing for a congressional seat in Connecticut this year. Like Clyde, they may have a liberal bent. Or they may be conservative or libertarian. But they all have one thing in common – contempt for the way the major parties are running things.
WATERTOWN – The Independent Party voted to cross-endorse Republican Tom Foley for governor at a caucus Tuesday night, casting folded paper ballots in a plastic jar that once held H.K. Anderson peanut butter filled nuggets.