December 22, 2010

Stewart eyeing state Senate seat in New Britain

With state Sen. Don DeFronzo, a New Britain Democrat, likely to take a top job in the administration of incoming Gov. Dan Malloy, it appears that New Britain Mayor Tim Stewart is ready to leap into the special election for DeFronzo's seat.
Stewart is making it pretty clear that he's game, but the necessary first step is that DeFronzo's selection is announced and the anti-busway incumbent moves on.
That would create a special election in which Stewart would take aim at the seat, giving the Republican the potential of chalking up another district for the GOP.
So far the only Republican gain in the state Senate was Jason Welch's win over Tom Colapietro in Bristol last month.
On Facebook, Stewart said the talk is premature because there is no vacancy yet.
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