The governor had to name one Democrat and one Republican to the part-time post.
A kiss, some kind words — and a dismissal of a Democratic chair
Gov.-elect Ned Lamont and Democratic State Chairman Nick Balletto introduced Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman on Thursday as Balletto’s successor, bringing an upbeat conclusion to a drama that threatened to distract from Democrats’ campaign victories and paint Lamont as politically inept as he prepares he takes office next month.
Lamont’s curveball: Nancy Wyman as Democratic chair
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, who is leaving office next month as one of the most popular figures in Democratic politics, emerged Wednesday night as Gov.-elect Ned Lamont’s unifying, if surprising, choice to succeed Nick Balletto as chair of the Connecticut Democratic Party.
A night for goodbyes, celebration — and a little intrigue
Gov-elect Ned Lamont and Nick Balletto, the state Democratic chairman he has declined to endorse for re-election, politely shared a stage Monday, ignoring the question of Balletto’s future as they bade farewell to the man Lamont succeeds next month, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
For now, silence from Lamont on Dems’ next party chair
Nick Balletto is making calls seeking support for his re-election as Democratic state chairman next month, despite the pointed absence of an endorsement from Gov.-elect Ned Lamont, whose viability as a candidate was sharply questioned by Balletto in the early months of the 2018 campaign.
DNC gives CT Dems cash to organize and unify for 2018
A week after Connecticut Democrats picked up a seat in the state House of Representatives, the Democratic National Committee has added the state party to its list of recipients of competitive $50,000 grants to help organize for the 2018 election. The state party chair said the grant rewards Connecticut Democrats for the progress made unifying the party since the 2016 presidential race.
No surprises on ballot choices for CT presidential primary
There were no surprises or controversies Tuesday in Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s choices for ballot access in the April 26 primary in Connecticut: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic ballot; The Republicans are Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John R. Kasich, Marco Rubio and Donald J. Trump.
Dinardo ending a decade as Democratic state chair
Nancy DiNardo is ending a decade as Democratic state chairwoman next month and will be succeeded by her vice chair, Nick Balletto, with the backing of the recently re-elected Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.