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Avon Attorney Wins GOP Nod for Attorney General

HARTFORD – Attorney Martha Dean of Avon easily won the nomination for attorney general at the Republican convention Saturday night, but she will be taken to a primary by Ross Garber, whose sister-in-law was just barred from running for the same job.

Garber, a well known Hartford-area attorney, only got into the race last Thursday and still managed to win 34 percent of the vote.

The scramble for the attorney general nomination happened after the state Supreme Court last week ruled that Democratic Sec. of the State Susan Bysiewicz did not have the necessary 10 years of the active practice of law in Connecticut to pursue the office.

Garber had stayed out of the race while Bysiewicz was still running.

After 18 years in public office, Bysiewicz is out of a state job as of the end of the year

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