HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Republican Party Chair J.R. Romano has resigned abruptly for reasons he hasn't made clear. Romano announced his departure in an email to fellow GOP members Tuesday, saying it was the best decision for the party to move forward. Romano left six months before the end of his third, two-year term. He said Wednesday it was time for someone new to lead the state GOP. Romano faced calls to resign from some Republicans last summer for not saying anything publicly for months about domestic violence allegations against a Republican congressional candidate before the August primary.