Everyone knows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is on the November ballot, and either Tom Foley or John P. McKinney will make the cut in next week’s GOP primary. But the status of two wild cards, Jonathan Pelto and Joe Visconti, won’t be known until after Aug. 20.
Joe Lieberman isn’t voting for Dan Malloy. But that’s not news. He’s not voting for Tom Foley, either. Or independent Jonathan Pelto. The man who represented Connecticut in the U.S. Senate for 24 years no longer lives here.
A former Republican state chairman is gathering signatures to help get Jonathan Pelto, a Democratic critic of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, on the ballot as an independent candidate for governor, telling GOP voters that Pelto will draw votes from Malloy.
Jonathan Pelto, the one-time Democratic legislator and strategist who has recast himself as a critic of Connecticut’s first Democratic governor in a generation, says he is all-in as a third-party candidate for governor.
There’s never been anyone in Connecticut politics quite like Jonathan Pelto, the Democrat threatening a third-party run for governor. No one has worked in top jobs on so many successful campaigns as a precocious teen and 20-something. And no one has burned so many bridges.