Updated 11:22 p.m.: There was the distant possibility of a “dream ticket,” one that might avoid a primary. One candidate for lieutenant governor apologized for suggesting that a rival had made a racially insensitive remark. And a new alliance for governor and lieutenant governor eventaully was confirmed. Welcome to what was supposed to be a low-key opening day of the GOP state convention.
Attorney General George Jepsen’s re-election announcement Monday was a reminder of a major stylistic difference with his predecessor, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. It was only his second news conference in a month, compared to a dozen for Blumenthal.