HARTFORD, Conn. – The Independent Party has the ability to endorse a candidate for governor, but if two factions within the party can’t stop litigating each other or come to an agreement on a candidate, then no one will get the ballot line in November.
One faction of the party, led by John Dietter, of Danbury, recently filed another lawsuit against the other faction of the party, led by Mike Telesca, of Waterbury.
Av Harris, spokesman for the Secretary of the State’s office, said they will accept an endorsement, but if they receive a conflicting endorsement then they will ask the two factions of the party to settle the dispute.
However, that’s the problem. The two factions claiming ownership of the party have been fighting in court on and off for the past few years.
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