A contested GOP primary in Connecticut is turning ugly, and, with just days to go before voters choose a nominee, an insurgent is accusing the Republican-endorsed candidate of engaging in illegal electioneering activities.
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The controversy centers on an unsolicited mailer from the campaign of State Sen. Sam Caligiuri, which includes both a letter and an absentee ballot application. In the letter, Caligiuri identifies himself not as the Republican-endorsed candidate, but as the "Republican nominee."
"As the Republican nominee to take on [Democrat] Chris Murphy, I hope I can count on your support in the August 10th primary," the letter reads.