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Former Veterans Commissioner Sean Connolly Enters Gubernatorial Race

Former Veterans Commissioner Sean Connolly Enters Gubernatorial Race

Declaring the state is in crisis, Sean Connolly, a Democrat who until recently served as commissioner of the state Department of Veterans Affairs, officially entered the ever-expanding field of candidates vying to be Connecticut’s next governor Tuesday.

“We are no longer at a crossroads, we are in a crisis,” Connolly told an eager crowd of more than 100 supporters who packed the American Legion Post 95 on Main Street in Hebron. “Connecticut needs new leadership. Connecticut needs a new approach. … We can do better.”

Connolly, a 42-year-old East Hartford native who now lives in Hebron with his wife and sons, spent seven years in the Army and served in Iraq. He was a...

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