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CTNJ: Visconti enters race for governor, and will bypass Republican nomination convention

HARTFORD, Conn. — Another day, another Republican candidate for governor.

Joseph Visconti, 60, who ran as a petitioning, unaffiliated candidate for governor in 2014, announced Wednesday that he has taken out paperwork to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2018.

Visconti, a contractor from West Hartford, is also a former 2008 candidate for U.S. Congress. He said he will be skipping the Republican convention in May and seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. In 2014, Visconti didn’t receive enough support at the convention to automatically qualify for the primary so he chose to become a petitioning candidate and collected enough signatures to qualify for the general election ballot.

His task will be a little more difficult this year. To qualify as a candidate for the Republican primary Visconti would need about 9,350 signatures, or 2 percent of the 467,687 enrolled GOP voters.

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