The race for the Republican nomination for attorney general is heating up this week.
First, Ross Garber, who is challenging GOP nominated candidate Martha Dean in a primary this August, challenged his opponent earlier this week on comments she made in April supporting firearms training for schoolchildren. Then on Tuesday two Republican leaders came out in support of Garber’s campaign.
Ross said in a prepared statement on Monday its not the attorney general’s job to “give our schoolchildren guns.”
Dean defended her comments noting that many schools, public and private, already have training on firearms safety as well as rifle teams.
On Tuesday Peter Tesei, the First Selectman of Greenwich, and Greenwich GOP chairman Jim Campbell announced their endorsements for Garber. Tesei said he would begin hitting the campaing trail with Garber as early as Wednesday, when the politicans plan to meet with commuters at the Greenwich train station during the afternoon commute.
Also Tuesday, Dean’s campaign announced the endorsement of former Sec. of the State Pauline Kezer, who served in the office from 1990 to 1994. Kezer was also a gubernatorial candidate in 1994, losing the party’s nomination to former Gov. John Rowland.
The primary is set for Aug. 10.