Judge Rules That Independent Candidate Hotaling Will Stay on the Ballot

Rob Hotaling on right shakes hands with Stewart “Chip” Beckett. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

Judge Cesar Noble ruled Thursday that Hotaling and Beckett are the duly elected nominees of the Independent Party of Connecticut for the offices of Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A Hartford Superior Court judge declined Thursday to remove Independent Party gubernatorial candidate Rob Hotaling from the November ballot despite a complaint by Republican Bob Stefanowski who contested the third party’s nominating procedures.

Stefanowski, of Madison, had sought a cross endorsement from the Independent Party in an effort to appear on the ballot twice during his coming rematch with Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.

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