HARTFORD, Conn. – Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti are teaming up in the race for the Republican nomination for governor and lieutenant governor.
Boughton declined to dwell on Heather Bond Somers’ decision Thursday to move forward in the race for lieutenant governor on her own. Instead, Boughton taped an episode of “Face the State” and told Dennis House that he will be teaming up with Lauretti.
Boughton, who had been able to raise about $150,000 on his own, had been counting on teaming up with Somers and combining their finances to achieve the $250,000 needed to qualify for public financing. Somers had raised about $64,000 through the end of March on her way toward the $75,000 public financing goal.
Leading up to last weekend’s Republican convention the two were inseparable going out and fundraising for each other’s campaigns and door knocking.
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