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A former Connecticut Republican leader says she has COVID-19

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Former Connecticut House Republican leader Themis Klarides

Former Connecticut House Republican leader Themis Klarides said she’s quarantining at home after she tested positive for COVID-19.

Klarides said she’s experiencing mild symptoms. She said her doctors tell her she has little chance of serious symptoms because she’s fully vaccinated against the virus.

Klarides represented Derby, Orange and Woodbridge for more than 20 years, and she became House Minority Leader in 2015. She left office earlier this year and is exploring a run for governor.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.