More candidates are filing paperwork with the State Election Enforcement Commission for legislative and statewide races next November.
Among them is Danbury Democrat Ken Gucker, who is looking to make another run for the 24th State Senate District. The seat is held by Republican Mike McLachlan. It would be a rematch of the 2016 race.
Peter Lumaj has filed papers moving from an exploratory committee to being a declared candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2018. He has twice run unsuccessfully for statewide office, once against Secretary of the State Denise Merrill in 2014 and then for the GOP Senate nomination in 2012. The lawyer and businessman lives Fairfield.
There are at least 8 other declared Republican candidates for governor.