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Susan Bysiewicz and family

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced her candidacy for the office of Attorney General Wednesday morning in the council chambers of Middletown city hall. She was joined at the podium by her family, from left: son Tristan Donaldson, 14, daughter Leyna Donaldson, 16, husband David Donaldson, and daughter Ava Donaldson, 18. STEPHEN DUNN / HARTFORD COURANT