HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — House Republican leader Lawrence Cafero is angry Democrats want to change the order of candidates on the Election Day ballot.
He called it "another example of arrogant one-party rule."
The legislature's Government Administration and Elections Committee, controlled by Democrats, approved a bill that would always give the political party of the current governor top billing.
Last year, Republicans challenged a decision to list Democrats at the top, even though a Democrat won the 2010 governor's race.
They argued — and the State Supreme Court agreed — their candidates should get top billing because Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ultimately won with votes he garnered as a Working Families Party candidate.
Democrats said they're trying to make the law consistent with the assumption the top line goes to the governor's party.
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