Friday, May 21, 2010

Breaking news...exclusive

Former State Rep. Lenny Winkler, R-Groton, will have her name submitted inb nomination for lieutenant governor at Saturday's session of the Republican state convention.

Winkler conformed for the Norwich Bulletin just moments ago that she has agreed to let her name be put in contention. She is the third Repunblican to seek the number tqo spot on the ticket, facing Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Lt. Gov. ichael Fedsele's choicw as a running mate, and Lisa Wison-Foley.

Winkl;er also confirmed that gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley "encouraged" her to run for trhe office, but is not asking her to run as his running mate.

Eastern Connecticut now has two locals vying for state office, Winkler on the Republican ticket and Ledyard Democratic State Rep. Tom Reynolds vying for the Democratic nod in the state comptroller's race.


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