The Waterbury faction of the Independent Party has been given sole control of a ballot line, after a two year court battle. A judge sided against the Danbury faction of the Independent Party on Tuesday on their request for an injunction blocking Waterbury from nominating candidates for statewide office. The Connecticut Mirror reports that the judge ruled that the two Waterbury leaders properly filed bylaws in 2010 establishing its faction as a statewide party.
The Danbury faction plans to appeal, but the winning side plans to hold a nominating convention Sunday to cross-endorse major-party candidates or choose its own nominees for statewide offices, including governor. Three men are seeking the Independent party's endorsement: GOP nominee Bob Stefanowski, petitioning candidate Oz Griebel and Shelton Republican Mayor Mark Lauretti.
The three made their cases to the Danbury faction during a meeting in the City on Monday.