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Connecticut State Senator Resigns Due To Hostile Divorce

Former Connecticut state Sen. Alex Kasser, D-Greenwich
Susan Haigh
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Associated Press
Sen. Alex Kasser, D-Greenwich

A Connecticut state Senator from Greenwich said she has resigned because of a contentious divorce with her husband, a Morgan Stanley executive.

Alex Kasser railed against her husband in a statement and said she can no longer live or work in Greenwich. Kasser left her husband three years ago for a woman who worked on her Senate campaign. She has hired high-profile divorce attorney Robert Cohen to represent her.

Kasser was the first Democrat to represent Greenwich in the State Senate since 1930. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said the resignation is effective immediately, and a special election will be held to fill Kasser’s seat.

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.