Mark Lauretti

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Lauretti to petition, potentially forcing 6-way GOP primary

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, a gubernatorial candidate who fell short of qualifying for a primary at the Republican convention over the weekend, said Sunday he will begin a petition drive Monday to get on what could be a very crowded GOP ballot in August. Mike Handler posted a message on Facebook saying he would end his petition drive, leaving the GOP with six contenders. Continue Reading →

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Mark Boughton wins GOP endorsement on third ballot

MASHANTUCKET — Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton won the Republican endorsement for governor Saturday, emerging as the choice of GOP delegates from a field of eight candidates on the third ballot. But he faces a primary in August with at least three and as many as seven candidates, including two wealthy businessmen who bypassed the state convention. Continue Reading →

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‘Connecticut in the Capitol’ focuses on health care, attacks on the press

WASHINGTON — Dozens of Connecticut officials, business executives, policymakers and leaders of non-profits are here for two days to network and try to figure out what Congress and the federal government are doing, which is stumping even the most knowledgeable insiders lately. Continue Reading →

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Boughton-Lauretti ‘cautiously optimistic’ on petitions

Mark Boughton’s gubernatorial campaign was “cautiously optimistic” Tuesday it had filed sufficient signatures by the 4 p.m. deadline to qualify his running mate, Mark Lauretti, for the Republican primary in August. But there were glitches, including no one present at Bridgewater town hall to accept the petitions. Continue Reading →

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Boughton loses running mate, looks to Lauretti

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney of Fairfield, who finished second and third in balloting for governor at the GOP state convention Saturday, filed papers Thursday that place them on the ballot for a Republican primary on Aug. 14. But Boughton’s running mate, Heather Bond Somers, declared herself a free agent. Continue Reading →

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Foley wins big on 1st GOP roll call, but faces August primary

Uncasville – Tom Foley, who lost a historically close election for governor in 2010, was overwhelmingly endorsed Saturday by the Republican State Convention for a second try at defeating Democrat Dannel P. Malloy. Mark Boughton and John McKinney qualified for a primary. Continue Reading →

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Foley challenges GOP rivals on money

Tom Foley is raising expectations about delegate support and financial resources in the run up to this weekend’s Republican convention, saying a first-ballot endorsement for governor and his qualifying for public financing are within reach. His GOP rivals say he is grandstanding. Continue Reading →

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New poll, same result: Foley, Malloy tied for governor

Tom Foley goes to the Republican convention next week as the public favorite for the GOP nomination for governor, tied in the general-election match up with the Democratic incumbent, Dannel P. Malloy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday. Continue Reading →

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