Rapini Wins Republican Contest for Secretary of the State; Mary Fay Runs for Comptroller

After a nail-biting first ballot, with all three Republican candidates for Secretary of the State receiving less than 50 percent of the vote, Dominic Rapini gained the nomination in the second ballot, with 50.25 percent of the vote over Brock Weber of Bristol and State Rep. Terrie Wood of Darien.  As Rapini addressed the jubilant crowd, he said he would bring in new voters to the Republican party..  “My number one priority is going to be the incredible Americans of our Hispanic community, because they are our brothers and sisters. They see our common values of God, country, family, and

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‘Let’s get together and turn Connecticut red’ — Klarides Wins Endorsement to Face Blumenthal

Republicans endorsed Themis Klarides, of Madison, as the party candidate for senate to run against Democrat Richard Blumenthal who has held the office since 2011.  “Simply put, Dick Blumenthal’s priorities are not our priorities,” Klarides said from the convention stage. Klarides, who earned 57 percent of the vote, may face competition in the primary against Leora Levy of Greenwich, a member of the Republican National Committee, who earned 23 percent and Peter Lumaj of Fairfield, a conservative who ran for secretary of the state in 2014 and for governor in 2018, with 20 percent.  Candidates who earn more than 15

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