Two years after turning down a run for Congress, Dr. William Petit Jr. has set his sights on the state legislature as the Republican Party's nominee in the 22nd House District.
State Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano said he hasn't talked personally with Petit since he was nominated this week, but said the Democratic majority in the General Assembly "has mismanaged our state and our economy."
"Dr. Petit, like many people in the state, realize it's time to fix Connecticut, and it takes Republicans to do it," he said.
Petit, 59, was out of the state traveling Wednesday and said he would provide a statement next week. Democratic Rep. Betty Boukus,...