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Former Democrat Pelto May Run As Third Party Candidate For Governor

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By Jon Lender and Daniela Altimari

Former Rep. Jonathan Pelto, once a Democratic insider but now a vocal critic of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, said Tuesday he plans to form an exploratory campaign committee for a possible third-party run that some think could pull enough votes to damage Malloy’s re-election chances.

Three days before Malloy is to be nominated for re-election at the Democratic Party’s convention in Hartford, Pelto told The Courant: “There’s a growing realization that four more years of Dan Malloy as governor is not in the best interests of the state of Connecticut, and it requires people to stand up and do something about it.”

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