A fan of Donald Trump, the perennial candidate describes himself as a “true conservative” who is anti-abortion and pro-Second Amendment.
Connecticut’s three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate clashed Tuesday over Donald J. Trump, abortion and the question of electability.
Leora Levy’s recent attacks on Themis Klarides energized a GOP primary made up of candidates who differ on abortion, guns and Trump.
Themis Klarides has directed her ads at Blumenthal and the general election, while her GOP rival Leora Levy has mainly focused on Klarides herself.
Convention-endorsed Themis Klarides has out-raised her Republican rivals. Leora Levy is still injecting a lot of her own money into the race.
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.
The Trump administration declined Wednesday to confirm or deny Republican gubernatorial candidate Peter Lumaj’s account that he rejected an offer after the 2016 election to return to his native Albania as the ambassador from the United States. Lumaj only entertained questions about the offer if they were submitted in writing.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Peter Lumaj, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Communist Albania about 30 years ago, said Monday night that he rejected an offer from the Trump administration to return to Albania as the U.S. ambassador.
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.