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Former GOP Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele Joins Boughton’s Exploratory Team

April 12, 2017 By Staff
Former GOP Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele Joins Boughton’s Exploratory Team

Former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele (R-Conn.), a past gubernatorial candidate himself, is joining Mark Boughton's exploratory team as chair of its Executive Committee.

The exploratory committee for Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury) announced a big pickup on Wednesday: former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele (R-Conn.) will chair the team’s executive committee.

Fedele served as lieutenant governor of Connecticut from 2007 through 2010, during the one full term of Gov. Jodi Rell (R-Conn.). Fedele also ran for governor in 2010, narrowly losing in the GOP primary to nominee Tom Foley.

The addition is a big one for Boughton, who is widely considered to be exploring a run for governor. Fedele’s addition to the team will be considered by some as a de-facto endorsement.

According to the exploratory committee, Fedele said:

“Mark Boughton has a vision for Connecticut that I believe in. His ideas and enthusiasm are exactly what we need in Hartford. We need to return our state to a place where people can find jobs and where those same people can raise their families, retire and have their children and grandchildren do the same.”

Boughton said he is “humbled and honored” to have Fedele join his team on “policy development and fundraising.”

Boughton had hinted at the formation of an executive committee in an exclusive interview with Reclaim Connecticut last week.