Eyeing the prospect of jumping into the contest is Susan Bysiewicz, a former secretary of state with a checkered political past that includes an unsuccessful primary bid for U.S. Senate in 2012 and a judicial ruling in 2010 that barred her from continuing to seek election as attorney general.
What makes Bysiewicz’s interest in the state Senate seat most stunning is that she’s a longtime Middletown resident with no roots in the 31st District.
Since the CT Mirror broke the story late Tuesday, reaction in Bristol has been fierce.
“Always expect the unexpected in Bristol politics,” said former Mayor Art Ward, a Democrat. He said it “never ceases to amaze.” Read the full story here.