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Democrats Endorse Incumbent Senator Beth Bye for 5th Senate District

Democrats Endorse Incumbent Senator Beth Bye for 5th Senate District

WEST HARTFORD — Local Democrats Monday night showed overwhelming support for incumbent Sen. Beth Bye, endorsing her for re-election to the 5th Senate District seat.

Bye will run against West Hartford Republican Mark Merritt, who was endorsed at a convention about two weeks ago.

About 50 Democrats from West Hartford, Burlington, Farmington and Bloomfield — the four towns included in the 5th Senate district — attended a convention at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford Monday night, and unanimously selected Bye as the Democratic candidate.

Charlotte Brick of West Hartford nominated Bye, saying: "There...

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