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Massachusetts’s Republican Gov. Charlie Baker was judged most popular with a 73% approval rating.
“This idea that there is a never-ending market for gaming is totally false," said Libertarian Party candidate Rod Hanscomb in his rejection of the MGM Bridgeport proposal.
"Frankly, I would rather have the Whalers back than be governor," stated Mark Stewart Greenstein, who is running on the AMiGo Constitution Party.
Former Greenwich hedge fund manager David Stemerman submitted approximately 20,000 signatures as part of his petition drive to secure a place in the Aug. 14 primary for the Republican nomination for governor.
Westport-based tech industry executive Steve Obsitnik is facing Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst in an Aug. 14 primary to become the GOP nominee for governor.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is seeking to force a primary election against Greenwich business executive Ned Lamont, the Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for governor.
Lamont sought the party's nomination in 2010, spending $9 million of his own money but losing to then-Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy.
Ganim previously sought statewide office in 1994 as the running mate to Bill Curry on a Democratic ticket that lost to Republicans John Rowland and Jodi Rell.
Lamont previously ran for senator against incumbent Joe Lieberman in 2006 and sought the 2010 Democratic nomination for governor.
David M. Walker is the fourth Fairfield County Republican aiming for the top statewide office.
Republican Mark Boughton makes third bid for statewide leadership spot.
Purchase College-SUNY was selected by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to host his State of the State and Budget Message March 7.