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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two Republican businessmen running for Connecticut governor are clashing over past stints as Democrats. Former Greenwich hedge fund manager David Stemerman released a TV ad on Wednesday, accusing his rival, Bob Stefanowski, of being a Democrat just last year and warning voters they should not be "fooled." Stefanowski says he was a Democrat for eight months, but a Republican for 25 years. He says Stemerman's record is worse, arguing he was a Democrat for seven years.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees has appointed a 44-member search committee to look for the school's next president. UConn President Susan Herbst, who has led the school since 2011, announced in May that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The final Republican candidate for Connecticut governor has received public campaign financing for the Aug. 14 primary. Westport tech entrepreneur Steve Obsitnik on Wednesday was awarded the $1.35 million after multiple delays, which came amid a continuing investigation into possible campaign finance violations. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst already received grants. Businessmen Bob Stefanowski and David Stemerman are not participating in the program.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A police officer and a good Samaritan have helped rescue a woman from a burning car on Interstate 95 in Connecticut. Authorities say the woman was involved in a two-car crash in Fairfield around noon Wednesday. Bridgeport resident Frederico Davis and Conservation Police Officer John Hey jumped into action and helped pull the driver from the car to safety.

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