Joe Visconti has faced an uphill battle in his attempt to become the next Governor of Connecticut. But with the help of some 1000 volunteers he has now officially qualified for the November ballot. He has secured the 7500 signatures that were needed and now the Tea Party favorite is pledging to wage war on Connecticut’s unconstitutional gun laws.
Before he can do that he must overcome the odds once again and defeat incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley in the general election to be held this November.
West Hartford News reports:
A wild card was thrown into the governor’s race Wednesday, when it was announced Joe Visconti had qualified as a gubernatorial candidate.
Visconti, who advertises himself as the only true pro-Second Amendment candidate, and is vehemently anti-Common Core, successfully gathered 7,500 eligible signatures, qualifying the former West Hartford councilman for the fall governor’s election, according to the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office.
Until now, the race was largely shaping up to be a rematch of 2010 as GOP nominee Tom Foley again faces now-incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.