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CTNJ: Boughton makes an offer to Mattei

HARTFORD, Conn. — Earlier this week, Chris Mattei, the former federal prosecutor exploring a run for governor announced he wouldn’t accept lobbyist donations and invited other candidates to join him.

Connecticut’s clean election laws allow lobbyists to give to candidates, but not to bundle donations.

“Those who are registered to lobby our elected leaders should not also be simultaneously funding the campaigns of those same officials,” Mattei, a Democrat, said in a letter to the other candidates. “Lobbyists should not operate under the belief that their contribution today will result in favors in the future.”

On Wednesday Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who is seeking the Republican nomination, responded with an offer of his own.

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