Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was jubilant as he scored his first major victory on the road to becoming Connecticut's governor.

Boughton realizes that there are many more hurdles to jump before becoming the Governor of Connecticut. According to the Hartford Courant, even though he won his party's endorsement on the third ballot, he still faces a tough battle against Trumbull First Selectman, Tim Herbst, and tech entrepreneur Steve Obsitnick who both won enough votes to challenge Boughton on the August primary ballot. Here's part of what he told the Courant:

It represents years of work, and I'm just so honored, and I know my mom and dad are really happy.

State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas said that Boughton is a "uniter, not a divider" and added that the Danbury economy continues to shine while the rest of the state continues to struggle. The next challenge takes place in August when Boughton most likely will face-off against five other challengers in the Republican state primary. As he accepted his party's endorsement he said,

The time is now for Republican leadership and Republican ideas and values and to make this state the place that all of us remember being.

 

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