Just two days after Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Cheshire) announced that she won’t seek re-election, potential congressional aspirants are beginning to position themselves. For the Democrats, former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, a twice-defeated candidate for Lt. Governor, announced that she will enter the open seat congressional race. Other prominent local Democrats are said to be considering their political options.
Turning to the GOP, state Rep. William Petit (R-Cheshire) confirms that he is contemplating entering the race. Two Republicans who won’t be running for Congress are Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart. Both confirmed yesterday that they will remain in the Governor’s race.
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