- Associated Press - Sunday, June 8, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s campaign is making a final push to get his running mate, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, onto the Republican primary ballot.

The Boughton-Lauretti team urged supporters to spend the weekend helping to collect the 8,190 signatures needed to petition Lauretti onto the primary ballot as a lieutenant governor candidate. The deadline to amass the signatures of registered Republicans is 4 p.m. Tuesday.

As of midday Friday, Boughton’s political director tweeted that the campaign had fewer than 1,500 signatures still to collect.

Boughton became eligible for the Aug. 12 primary at the GOP’s convention.

But he recently teamed up with Lauretti after his former running mate announced she was running solo and would not pool the money she’d raise to qualify for public financing with Boughton.


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