GOP Chair Predicts Broad Candidate Pool for 2026 Governor’s Race

Ben Proto, chair of the Connecticut Republican Party addresses a rally at the RNC Center in New Britain (CT Examiner)


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State Republicans have a deep bench of possible 2026 gubernatorial candidates, as long as the messaging is relatable to voters, Connecticut GOP Chairman Ben Proto told CT Examiner.

Proto, who has ...

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Robert Storace

Robert Storace is a veteran reporter with stints at New Britain Herald, the New Haven Register, the Connecticut Post, Hartford Business Journal and the Connecticut Law Tribune. Storace covers the State Capitol for CT Examiner. T: 203 437 5950