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Lieutenant governor’s race gets heated

The primary election is Aug. 12.
The primary election is Aug. 12.

HARTFORD, Conn. – If anyone was still wearing gloves this week in the three-way race for lieutenant governor, they came off on Monday when one of the candidates released a radio attack ad criticizing the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate.

Heather Bond Somers of Groton accused state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Somers of being an “insider” who accepted money to lobby for medical marijuana and who more recently called another candidate “racist” before being forced “to retract her ugly comments.”

“Don’t let Penny Bacchiochi blow Republicans’ chances to take down Dan Malloy’s job-crushing agenda,” the narrator says in the ad.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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