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Jon Lender: Candidate's Lawsuit Says Bungling By Merrill's Office Ruined Her Chance At Primary

Jon Lender: Candidate's Lawsuit Says Bungling By Merrill's Office Ruined Her Chance At Primary

Ex-State Rep. Vickie Orsini Nardello, D-Prospect, claims in a lawsuit that bungling by Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office has deprived her of running in a 16th State Senate District primary that she qualified for at a convention in May.

Nardello says two Merrill subordinates told her two different things early this month: one, that a technical problem with her primary eligibility form (she’d failed to write “16” in the “Senatorial District” space) had been “resolved” and she was “all set”; and the other that “we are unable to accept your...

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