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Mark Boughton

  • Local elected officials urge lawmakers to make structural changes

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Local elected officials said Tuesday that state lawmakers can’t claim they will pass a budget later this week without a tax increase because the reduction in municipal aid coupled with the lack of structural changes will cause property taxes to increase.

  • Clay Cope easily wins Republican nomination In 5th Congressional District

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republicans in the 5th Congressional District overwhelmingly nominated Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope as the candidate they want to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

  • Municipal leaders want a seat at the budget negotiating table

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A former mayor, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, likes to remind his former municipal colleagues that he’s maintained municipal aid to cities and towns during his tenure. Malloy told hundreds of municipal leaders Tuesday at the annual Connecticut Conference of Municipalities meeting that he doesn’t intend to “shift the state’s burdens to local…

  • Merrill: Lauretti falls short by 1,467 signatures

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Less than a week ago, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton predicted that his running mate, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, would fall short of the signatures he needed to gain ballot access. On Tuesday, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill confirmed his prediction. Merrill’s office found that Lauretti fell 1,467 signatures short of the…

  • Danbury’s Boughton suspends gubernatorial campaign

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican gubernatorial candidate and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton suspended his campaign Wednesday and abandoned his primary challenge of party-endorsed candidate Tom Foley. In a press release, he urged supporters to back Foley. Boughton’s sudden departure from the race leaves Senate Minority Leader John McKinney alone in challenging Foley, the party’s 2010 nominee,…

  • 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…

  • Opinion: Republicans fight, to Malloy’s delight

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. You’re excused if you have no idea what’s going on in the busy Republican race for lieutenant governor. You’re also excused if you’re wondering why there’s so much action in an essentially meaningless race.

  • Mayor Mark teams up with Mayor Mark

    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…

  • Somers goes it alone as lieutenant gov candidate

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Somers severed her ties with gubernatorial candidate Mark Boughton on Thursday and announced she would run for the office on her own. Boughton, mayor of Danbury and one of three candidates in a primary for the Republican nomination, named Somers his running mate in January in hopes…

  • 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…