Connecticut congressional candidate drops out of race following arrest

A Connecticut congressional candidate has ended his campaign the day he was facing a primary election following his arrest.

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2020, 3:22 PM

Updated 1,401 days ago

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A Connecticut congressional candidate has ended his campaign the day he was facing a primary election following his arrest.
In a tweet, the official account for Connecticut's Grand Party wrote, "Second Congressional District Candidate Tom Gilmer was arrested late last night. With the severity of the accusations Mr. Gilmer has ended his campaign."
Gilmer was running against Justin Anderson of Salem for a chance to go up against U.S. Representative Joe Courtney
 Wethersfield police confirmed Gilmer was charged on a warrant with first-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree strangulation and posted a $5,000 bond.
 
 
 


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