Danbury, Connecticut Mayor Mark Boughton’s gubernatorial campaign said on Tuesday its collected more than the 8,190 signatures needed to get Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor in the state GOP primary. The outcome of Lauretti’s petition drive will determine the lineup for the August 15th GOP gubernatorial primary.
Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy responded on Wednesday to his Republican opponent Tom Foley’s accusation that state spending on schools and municipalities has declined over the last three years. Foley made the accusation when he accepted his party’s endorsement at the GOP convention on Saturday and repeated it on television the next day.
Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his leading Republican challenger Tom Foley are taking shots at each other following their party conventions over the weekend. The candidates are picking up from four years ago when Malloy narrowly beat Foley.
Connecticut Republicans have endorsed Greenwich Businessman Tom Foley as their candidate to challenge Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy in this year’s gubernatorial election. However, Foley still has to contend with a possible three-way primary in August.
The endorsement came on Saturday on the second day of the two-day party convention at Mohegan Sun in Unasville.
On Friday, the GOP endorsed candidates to challenge the state's five incumbent, Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.