UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Besides governor, Connecticut Republicans will likely go to the polls on primary day for several other statewide races.
At Saturday’s Republican State Convention, candidates for lieutenant governor, treasurer, comptroller and attorney general garnered at least the required 15 percent of delegate support.
State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi won the party’s endorsement for lieutenant governor. Two other candidates, former U.S. Comptroller David Walker and Groton Town Council member Heather Somers, both said they plan to run in the Aug. 1 primary.
Walker teamed up with gubernatorial candidate and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, while Somers is running with gubernatorial candidate and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.
Both McKinney and Boughton qualified to participate in the gubernatorial primary. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, who has not named a running mate, won the party’s endorsement.