For Immediate Release:
(Groton, CT) - The Connecticut Citizens Defense League releases the following endorsements for the Republican state-wide primary elections.
The Executive Committee of CCDL endorses the following primary candidates:
Governor - Tim Herbst
Lieutenant Governor - Joe Markley
Attorney General - Sue Hatfield see here for explanation
State Treasurer - Art Linares
Statement on the Gubernatorial Race:
After careful consideration and a spirited debate among the CCDL executive committee, the organization has selected a gubernatorial candidate for the Republican primary. As an organization, we are pleased that several candidates have expressed a willingness to embrace the rights of law abiding gun owners, and that they will work to protect our constitutional rights against further misguided erosion.
While we had several good choices, our state’s elections are winner takes all. The consensus of the committee is that the primary candidate we feel will best preserve our 2nd Amendment rights in the Governor’s office is Tim Herbst.
About the CCDL: The Connecticut Citizens Defense League was formed in 2009 by a small group of concerned citizens as a non-partisan organization to advocate second amendment rights in the state of Connecticut. Since their founding, the group has grown to over 30,000 members across the state.
Thanks to this large supportive base across the state the CCDL has become a fixture at the Capitol, and well-recognized by committees that see firearms related bills.
As the go-to organization in the state they are consulted regularly by lawmakers who have questions and concerns about pending legislation or existing laws. For more information on the CCDL please visit ccdl.us