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Visconti to petition his way onto primary ballot

Former West Hartford Town Councilor Joe Visconti plans a signature drive to get on the Republican primary ballot for governor.
Former West Hartford Town Councilor Joe Visconti plans a signature drive to get on the Republican primary ballot for governor.

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 support he needs at the May 17 Republican nominating convention, but he’s keeping all his options open.

He said he plans to use the petition drive to gather more than the necessary 8,190 signatures and register Republicans to vote. His goal is to collect the signatures before voters start leaving for their summer vacations. The petitions are due before June 10.

Visconti said he has an “army” of volunteers ready to start collecting signatures on April 30.

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  1. Suzanne

    I hope to God he does not use this as a campaign photo. When the Urban Cowboy look was popular decades ago, my friends and I would snort at the fancy COWboy boots: “They probably have never seen the back side of a cow!” If this gentleman wants to retain a shred of credibility, riding on a horse in cowboy regalia isn’t it.

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