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Boughton Rolls Out More Endorsements; 55 in Under a Month

February 20, 2018 By Staff
Boughton Rolls Out More Endorsements; 55 in Under a Month

The mayor of Danbury announced a second round of endorsements on Tuesday morning, bringing his total since late January to 55.

Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury), a top contender for governor on the Republican side in Connecticut, announced 27 more endorsements for his campaign on Tuesday morning, including 19 elected officials and eight Republican activists.

“Republicans from all across Connecticut have been receptive to my message of the need for proven, effective leadership and electability. I am honored by the ever-growing support for the Connecticut Comeback,” said Boughton.

The list adds to 28 that Boughton rolled out in late January.

Highlights include three state representatives – Anthony D’Amelio of Middlebury and Waterbury, JP Sredzinski of Monroe and Newtown, and Brian Ohler, who represents the northwest corner – and three current town leaders (Robert Chatfield of Prospect, Barbara Henry of Roxbury, and Mark Nickerson of East Lyme).

The treasurer of the Connecticut Republican Party (CTGOP), Chuck Pyne, also endorsed Boughton.

Five Republican Town Committee (RTC) chairmen endorsed Boughton, which may bode well for Boughton’s efforts to win RTC endorsements later in the spring.

The state GOP convention, where delegates will pick a candidate for the party’s official endorsement in an August primary, will take place in May.