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Joe Visconti

  • Wolf’s signature drive ends, election officials will work to verify

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Today was the last day that August Wolf, who wants a chance to compete for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, has to submit signatures to local election officials.

  • Visconti explores run for U.S. Senate

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Joe Visconti, who shook up the 2014 gubernatorial contest by petitioning his way onto the ballot, announced Wednesday that he’s exploring a run against U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “The political ambitions of the Democrat Party and Senator Richard Blumenthal are on a collision course with their fiscal delusions, failures and lies for…

  • Visconti has more personal debt, but no regrets

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite the re-election of a Democratic incumbent, financial hardship, and weathering “vitriolic” attacks from people he once considered allies, petitioning gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti says he has no regrets.

  • Visconti drops out, throws support to Foley

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Joe Visconti, the third-party candidate in the race for governor, dropped out of the race Sunday afternoon and threw his support to Republican Tom Foley.

  • Poll finds race for governor is still a dead heat

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The race for governor in Connecticut is still dead heat with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent of the vote. Third-party challenger Joe Visconti received 7 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

  • Malloy, Visconti square off on NBC in debate without Foley

    HARTFORD, Conn. – NBC Connecticut’s Gerry Brooks reminded television viewers five times that Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley declined to attend Thursday’s debate 12 days before the election.

  • Opinion: Joe must go

    Bob Margolis lives in Avon. It’s time for you to go, Joe. You’ve probably worked harder than anyone else in the race for governor, but in your heart you know you can’t win. You’ve campaigned on valiantly as the “other guy” and while there’s merit to that, at some point you’re only going to hurt…

  • Visconti tries to steer opponents toward budget deficit

    HARTFORD, Conn. – NEW LONDON — During his first gubernatorial debate appearance, third-party candidate Joe Visconti used nearly every question to try to get Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley to debate projected state budget deficits.

  • Visconti gets his turn

    HARTFORD, Conn. – While his major party opponents are busy hosting high profile surrogates this week, unaffiliated gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti is hoping to make a “quantum leap” in voter support with his first debate appearance. Visconti, a conservative former West Hartford town councilman, petitioned his way onto this year’s gubernatorial ballot alongside Democratic Gov.…

  • QPoll suggests race for governor is a dead heat

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Connecticut’s race for governor is a dead heat with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy closing last month’s six point lead held by Republican challenger Tom Foley.

  • Gov hopeful Visconti qualifies for ballot

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Secretary of the State’s office informed West Hartford Tea Party Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti via email Wednesday that his name will appear on the ballot in November. After not receiving enough support at the Republican convention in May to automatically qualify for the Republican primary, Visconti, a gun rights advocate,…

  • Pelto, Visconti prepare to turn in their petitions

    HARTFORD, Conn. – With less than a month left to petition onto the gubernatorial ballot, third party candidates Jonathan Pelto and Joe Visconti both say they’re confident they will collect the requisite 7,500 signatures. Pelto, a liberal blogger and former Democratic lawmaker, and Visconti, a conservative former West Hartford councilman, have both enlisted the help…

  • November ballot could get crowded

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The gubernatorial ballot may be crowded in November with candidates to the Left and Right of the two major parties attempting to petition their way onto the ballot. On Friday, Republican Joe Visconti announced he was abandoning plans to collect signatures to compete in the Republican primary and instead would begin collecting…

  • Candidates launch petition drives

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Candidates for statewide office have decided to spend their summer gathering the requisite number of signatures they need to get on the August primary or November general election ballot. Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who didn’t receive enough support at the Republican convention over the weekend to primary, picked up his petitions for…

  • Visconti to petition his way onto primary ballot

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Joe Visconti, one of the six Republicans vying for his party’s gubernatorial nomination, said he plans next week to start gathering the necessary signatures to gain access to the August primary ballot. Visconti, a former West Hartford Town Councilor, said Thursday that he’s confident he will receive 15 percent of the delegate…

  • Five of the six Republican gubernatorial candidates square off

    HARTFORD, Conn. – On questions ranging from gun policy to political corruption, five of the six Republican gubernatorial candidates did their best to answer Friday during the first televised political debate of the 2014 season. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney, Avon Attorney Martha Dean, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, and former West…