23 primaries set for August

HARTFORD, Conn. – Registered Republicans statewide will be able to cast their votes in the Aug. 12 primary, but there are at least 20 other primaries for General Assembly seats and probate judge, according to Secretary of State Denise Merrill.

“It is important that voters are fully aware of the primaries taking place on August 12th,” Merrill said in a press release. “We in Connecticut have a number of open seats in our General Assembly on both sides of the aisle, and many candidates lining up to replace outgoing legislators.”

There will be statewide Republican primaries for governor, lieutenant governor, and comptroller. There will also be primaries for legislative seats, eight of which include Democratic incumbents.

The top three primaries are dominated by the Republican Party. At the top of the ticket, Republican-endorsed candidate, Tom Foley of Greenwich, will run against Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney of Fairfield. The winner of that primary will go up against Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy on Nov. 4.

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