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Republican August Wolf told supporters Tuesday that he didn’t collect enough signatures to challenge the endorsed Republican, state Rep. Dan Carter, for U.S. Senate.

Wolf, a political newcomer who didn’t receive enough support at the convention in May to primary Carter, continued to allege that the convention was “rigged.” However, he said he would support Carter’s campaign against U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s re-election bid.

“I have gotten to know Representative Dan Carter at campaign events; he is someone Connecticut can be proud of — I wish him the best in his campaign this fall,” Wolf said.

Wolf needed 8,079 signatures in order to get on the Republican primary ballot. The Secretary of State’s office on Tuesday said they received verification of 5,280 signatures.


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