Danbury's Boughton Offers $2 Per Name To Get Running Mate On Ballot

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is seeking to get on the ballot for the August primary for governor.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is seeking to get on the ballot for the August primary for governor. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. – In an effort to get his running mate on the primary ballot, Republican candidate for governor Mark Boughton of Danbury is offering petition circulators $2 for each valid name collected, according to the CT Mirror.

Boughton, the Republican mayor of Danbury, needs to collect 8,190 signatures by 4 p.m. June 10 to get Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti on the ballot.

According to state law, only registered Republicans can distribute the petition. Boughton’s campaign said it has received 1,000 signatures so far.

Boughton is seeking to challenge Republican-endorsed Tom Foley of Greenwich and challenger John McKinney of Fairfield in the August primary. The winner of the primary will run against incumbent Democrat Dannel Malloy in November. 

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No, it is not. Anyone can petition. There are no doubt campaign funds available and this is a job that pays as opposed to volunteer.
BTW, have been a registered democrat my entire life.

First I find it comical how you say you are a Democrat... Right... Second paying for signatures is buying the election... Disgraceful but typical of the Republicans

Its called buying the election. This is what I would expect from a republican