We are two weeks away from the state party conventions, when the Democrats and Republicans will leave Hartford and Uncasville, respectively, with a slate of endorsed candidates. For Democrats, we know who will be running, but the GOP has a half dozen candidates for governor and three for lieutenant governor. Penny Bacchiochi and Dave Walker have appeared on Face the State, and this weekend, you’ll meet Heather Somers.
Somers is the former mayor of Groton tapped by Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton to be his running mate. Funny thing about the Connecticut political system, they might be running together now, but might not be down the road. They will appear on primary ballots seperately, and might be paired with someone else. That’s what happened to Boughton in 2010. He won the primary for LG, his running mate Mike Fedele did not. Boughton became Tom Foley’s running mate.
That’s why Somers was measured when she tried to draw distinctions between Boughton and the other candidates for governor, but she stressed her strengths and what she called the weaknesses of the current governor.
You can watch the entire interview this Sunday at 11AM on Face the State on WFSB.