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Lauretti accuses Boughton of going back on petition drive promise

One-time GOP gubernatorial hopeful Mark Lauretti claims Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton went back on a promise to help with his primary petition drive.  The Hartford Courant reports that Lauretti said he made the deal at the May nominating convention, releasing his pledged delegates to Boughton, who went on to narrowly secure the party's nomination.  Boughton told the Courant that his volunteers helped collect more than 700 signatures for the Shelton mayor, and that he was one of those signatures.  Lauretti endorsed businessman Bob Stefanowski this week.  In the published report, Boughton accused Lauretti of being out golfing during the petition drive and called him bitter.

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