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Democrat Chris Mattei Declares Candidacy For Attorney General

Democrat Chris Mattei Declares Candidacy For Attorney General

Democrat Chris Mattei made it official Monday morning, announcing his candidacy for attorney general in front of the state Supreme Court.

The announcement by Mattei, a former federal prosecutor who formed an exploratory committee for statewide office earlier this year with an eye toward next year’s gubernatorial election, came a week after Attorney General George Jepsen said he would not seek a third term.

“With the election of Donald Trump, we face a new challenge and in the face of that challenge, I asked myself how I could be of best use to the people of Connecticut," Mattei said in a news release. "I am running for Attorney General to help protect our rights, our...

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