In The News 2018-03-14T14:49:02+00:00

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Rep. Arconti Endorses Connolly for Governor

Danbury, CT – Today, Rep. David Arconti (D-109) announced his endorsement of Sean Connolly for Governor of Connecticut:

“Sean is a different kind of candidate with a clear vision to launch a brighter future for Connecticut,” said Arconti. “His experience as an Army veteran and current Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves, his leadership at East Hartford’s own Pratt & Whitney, and his time heading up Connecticut’s Department of Veterans Affairs give him a breadth of expertise and experience no other person in the field can claim. He’s also the only candidate with an economic plan to make it easier for people to get better paying jobs, go to college, buy a home, and stay here in Connecticut. I’m convinced Sean is the leader we need to move our state forward into a new era of growth and opportunity.”

Arconti is serving his third term in the Connecticut General Assembly, where he serves as Deputy Majority Leader and Vice Chair of the Committee on General Law.

This Army reservist could be CT’s next Governor

If elected, he would become Connecticut’s first veteran Governor in over three decades.

“We can offer the piece that veterans bring to the table, which is service,” Connolly said during a recent appearance on ConnectingVets.com‘s Morning Briefing. “Service over politics. Bringing leadership to get to results and having that collaborative results driven leadership to get things done.”

Sean joins Norma Rodríguez-Reyes on La Voz Hispana De Connecticut

Sean joins Norma Rodríguez-Reyes on La Voz Hispana De Connecticut to talk about his plan to bring a new kind of leadership to Connecticut.

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Watch Sean on WNHH New Haven Independent with Paul Bass!

Watch Sean talk about the issues on WNHH New Haven Independent with Paul Bass!

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Gubernatorial candidate visits Newington’s Frasal Tools


Sean Connolly of Hebron, who announced his candidacy in December, came to Frasal Tool at 14 Foster St. He toured the 45-year-old company’s 10,000-square-foot facility as part of an ongoing jobs tour.

“Since day one of my campaign I’ve been talking about our state’s economy,” Connolly said. “It’s businesses like Frasal Tool that offer great careers with good pay and benefits. We need to help them get the talent they need to grow and make the state’s economy grow.”

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Capitol Watch Podcast, Episode 2: Sean Connolly


Democrat Sean Connolly joined the Capitol Watch podcast to talk about his campaign for governor.

The former state veterans affairs commissioner outlined his plans to keep millennials in Connecticut, talked about what he would do to shore up the state’s special transportation fund and weighed in on other issues including the legalization of recreational marijuana and whether or not he supports a $15 an hour minimum wage.

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Sean Connolly Plans To Make The State Great Again


Connolly visited Central Connecticut State University’s Institute of Technology and Business Development (ITBD) building on Monday, Jan. 22 as part of his “Jobs Tour,” during which he hoped to “meet with job creators, workers, innovators and educators to discuss his plan to grow opportunities across Connecticut,” according to his ITBD visit’s press release.

Connolly stressed “service over politics,” as his motivations are “making cities more vibrant and building a stronger economy where people want to stay, not just for jobs, but for a good quality life.”

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Sean Connolly Calls for Infrastructure Investment to Create Jobs, Promote Growth

Sean Connolly joined the Connecticut Construction Industries Association (CCIA) for their Transportation Forum at the Aqua Turf Club. Before a full crowd of workers in the transportation, construction, and related fields, Connolly discussed his plan to repair our crumbling roads and bridges and put Connecticut workers back to work.






“The most critical issue facing Connecticut is jobs,” said Connolly. “We’ve seen far too many of our friends and colleagues unable to find work here in Connecticut, so they look for it down the Tappan Zee or out in Springfield. That isn’t right. We don’t want to lose you. We want you here. And we need you here. Our roads and bridges are in dire need of repair. That’s why my plan to reliably fund infrastructure improvements is a win-win for everyone: for commuters who need to get to work every day, and for workers who want to live and work in the community they love.”

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WFSB (Channel 3) “Face the State” with Sean Connolly

Watch Sean Connolly talking about the issues and why he’s running for Governor on WFSB (Channel 3) “Face the State”.


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Sean Connolly Announces run for CT Governor



A former Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve has announced that he is running for governor.

East Hartford native Sean Connolly announced his candidacy for the Connecticut governor during a news conference at the American Legion Post #95 in Hebron on Tuesday afternoon.

“We need to hunker down, roll up our sleeves, and tackle this issue head-on because we must fix our economy to become One Connecticut,” Connolly said in a statement on Tuesday. “Failure is not an option.”

Deputy President Pro Tempore Steve Cassano (D-Manchester) endorsed Connolly.

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Former Veterans Commissioner Sean Connolly Enters Gubernatorial Race


Declaring the state is in crisis, Sean Connolly, a Democrat who until recently served as commissioner of the state Department of Veterans Affairs, officially entered the ever-expanding field of candidates vying to be Connecticut’s next governor Tuesday.

“We are no longer at a crossroads, we are in a crisis,” Connolly told an eager crowd of more than 100 supporters who packed the American Legion Post 95 on Main Street in Hebron. “Connecticut needs new leadership. Connecticut needs a new approach. … We can do better.”

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Sean Connolly Will Make It Official on Tuesday: He’s Running for Governor


Former state Veterans Affairs commissioner Sean Connolly will formally kick off his run for governor on Tuesday.

Connolly, a Democrat from Hebron, has been exploring a run for the state’s highest office since leaving his Malloy administration post last year. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Connolly will make his announcement at the American Legion Post in Hebron.

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Connolly seeks Dem nod for Governor


EAST HARTFORD — An East Hartford native with a long military career but with little campaign experience is joining the lengthy list of candidates who want to call 990 Prospect Ave. in Hartford their next address.

Sean Connolly, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and a former commissioner of the state Department of Veterans Affairs, is expected to announce in Hebron on Tuesday that he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for governor.

Connolly, who now lives in Hebron…

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A Leader In Tough Times

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In Support of Sean Connolly, Brigadier General (Ret) Bill Forrester

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Letter: Connolly for Hartford

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Sean Connolly on CT Valley Views, with Host Susan Regan

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Sean Connolly on The Real Story, with Hosts Al Terzi and Jenn Bernstein

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Sean Connolly on Face the State, with Hosts Susan Raff and Dennis House

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Sean Connolly’s announcement that he is exploring a run for Connecticut Governor generated excitement and enthusiasm around the state and beyond.

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