The Connecticut Independent Party on Sunday endorsed Republican nominee for governor Bob Stefanowski which provides him a second line to match Democratic nominee Ned Lamont who has also been endorsed by the Connecticut Working Families Party.
From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror:
An Independent Party caucus cross-endorsed Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski and the rest of the GOP candidates for statewide constitutional offices Sunday night, voting for the second time in four years to give the top of the Republican ticket a second line on the ballot in November.
Stefanowski had the advantage of being nominated by Larry De Pillo, one of the party’s founders, in a competition with four others: Oz Griebel, a former Republican; Rod Hanscomb, a Libertarian; Mark Lauretti, a Republican; and Mark Stewart, a Democrat.
… A Superior Court judged ruled last week the Waterbury faction of the party had rightful control over the statewide ballot line, not a faction based in Danbury. The Danbury faction intends to appeal and could yet block anyone from appearing on the Independent line without consent of both factions, said Matt Grimes the lawyer for Danbury.
Full story here.