Gubernatorial candidates Dannel Malloy and Ned Lamont shake hands as they arrive for the start of the 2010 State Democratic Convention at the Connecticut Expo in Hartford, Conn. on Saturday May 22, 2010. Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo
9:55 — Democrats begin nominations for governor.
Delegates who were supportive of Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s bid for U.S .Senate were planning a late-breaking entry for the attorney general nomination scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Sources said Barbara Genovese of Milford was going to be nominated to challenge George Jepsen of Ridgefield.
HARTFORD — Here’s the order of endorsements for the Democrats today:
Secretary of State
9:45: Treasurer Denise L. Nappier takes the stage to accept unanimous Democratic endorsement for a fourth four-year term.
“My commitment to you today is as firm today as back in the day,” Nappier. “It matters how we handle our capital.”
HARTFORD — Shortly after the Saturday Democratic Party endorsement session was gaveled open at 9 a.m., Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, shut out of her bid for attorney general by a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday, mounted the stage.
“I’d like to ask how was your week?” she quipped. “I guess I can take the Supreme Court justices off of my Christmas card list.”
She didn’t say what her future plans may include, but she intends to work hard for the statewide ticket this election season.
HARTFORD — Entering the Hartford Convention Center Saturday for the Republican lovefest, you know you’re at a political convention.
Even the escalators have candidate signs. The supporters of GOP Attorney General candidate Martha Dean were out early, planting banners the way gardeners get out to plant zinnias before the sun gets too hot.
After recessing last night – and after some late night partying – the state political conventions are back on. Gubernatorial nominations are up first and the candidates are arriving. We’ll have results as soon as they come in. Stay tuned. Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photos
ABOVE: Vince McMahon’s unmistakable silhouette.
Fabulous people watching tonight at the GOP convention in Hartford.
It was shortly before 11 p.m. and things certainly looked as if they were going to fall into place for Linda McMahon to win the GOP nomination.
The WWE matriarch headed out into the lobby of the Connecticut Convention Center, where she huddled with the rest of her family, most notably her husband Vince and son-in-law Triple H, both of whom looked like they were going to bust out of their suits.
Linda’s son Shane is getting updates on the delegate count from a campaign worker who reminds me of Screech from “Saved by the Bell,” only he’s got one of those single headphone ear pieces and a BlackBerry.