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Somers emerges winner of GOP lieutenant governor nomination

The Republican primary battle for lieutenant governor appeared to be over by mid-afternoon Wednesday when state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Somers conceded the narrow contest to former Groton Mayor Heather Bond Somers. Though official results still hadn’t been confirmed yet, Bacchiochi issued a written statement by email around 2:30 p.m. in which she pledged to work for party unity.

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McKinney, Walker form ticket, then each finishes third

Updated 1:29 p.m. Uncasville – As delegates prepared Saturday to endorse a Republican nominee for governor, John P. McKinney introduced his running mate, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, as “a turnaround specialist” who would be a full partner in overseeing an economic recovery in Connecticut. Walker finished third in balloting, but qualified for a primary.

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Bacchiochi apologizes, Walker accepts

After a night of drama about statements attributed to Penny Bacchiochi about David Walker making issue of her biracial marriage, Bacchiochi and Walker issued a joint statement Friday: She apologized; he accepted. Bacchiochi and Walker are candidates for lieutenant governor. Statement from Penny Bacchiochi: “I regret that this misunderstanding occurred and has taken the focus away […]

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Foley-McKinney? A flirtation. McKinney-Walker? A deal

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.

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Bacchiochi ends exploratory, declares candidacy for LG

A year after forming an exploratory committee, Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, R-Stafford, declared her candidacy Monday for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor. Bacchiochi said she has closed her exploratory committee, which she says has raised $75,000, and will transition to a candidate committee in the next 14 days. Her goal is to qualify for public […]