This just in from Chester First Selectman Tom Marsh, whose imminent departure from the GOP gubernatorial field will reduce it to seven, if you count Scott Merrell of Norwalk, who’s registered but is essentially not campaiginging.
Here’s Marsh’s release:
“Chester, Connecticut — April 22, 2010 — Tom Marsh will be holding a news conference on the steps of the Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester at 4:30pm on Monday, April 26th to announce his intention to run for governor as a candidate of the Independent Party. Marsh, Chester’s First Selectman, formed an Exploratory Committee this past January to consider a run for the state’s highest office.
The Independent Party, with the third largest statewide registration, focuses on non-partisan, problem-solving governance; promotes responsible and sustainable governmental policies; and is committed to fight corruption and promote ballot access for citizens who want to be public servants.
Information on Tom Marsh can be found at www.marsh2010.com. Information on the Independent Party of Connecticut can be found at http://independentpartyct.blogspot.com.”