It’s official. Veto-proof majority in House is bye-bye.

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With Brenda Kupchick’s ouster of Rep. Tom Drew, D-Fairfield, in yesterday’s recount, the House minority will be a veto-override-busting 51, compared to 100 Democrats. That doesn’t quite have the clout of the former 114-37 Democratic majority and seems slightly academic, given that the next governor will be Democrat Dannel Malloy. But think about it. Malloy […] [Read More]

New vote total. Now Malloy is up over 6,000.

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The vote totals keep changing as the smoke clears over town and city halls throughout the state. Governor-elect Dannel Malloy is now up to 567,678 and Republican Tom Foley has 560,873, according to new figures posted on the Secretary of the State’s website. That’s a 6,805 plurality. which is more than three times the 2,000-vote […] [Read More]
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Malloy finally drops the green ties. Election must be over.

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Governor-elect Dannel Malloy, wearing a burgundy-colored tie for a massive change, just finished a news conference with the Capitol Press Corps, describing his conversation with Tom Foley and his initial plans to grapple with the state budget. Then he took some questions. Blogster: “Why did you lose the green tie?” Malloy: “Because I won. I got […] [Read More]
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Foley hedges on asking Justice Dept. to investigate. Healy is certain he’ll ask for probe

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“If he doesn’t, I will,” said Chris Healy, GOP state chairman, after Tom Foley’s appearance this morning on WTIC radio in Hartford. [Read More]
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Foley will announce his future plans tomorrow

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference in Hartford Monday to discuss his plans on whether he will contest his apparent 5,637-vote loss to Democrat Dannel Malloy.  Foley will discuss the election irregularities that he and Republicans found over the weekend. The event will be held in the lobby of […] [Read More]
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Who Got The Be$t Value For Their Gubernatorial Buck$?

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Well, arguably it’s Dan Malloy, since the Democratic former Stamford mayor is ahead by about 5,637 votes here four days after the election. While Malloy participated in the state’s public financing program and had $8.7 million to spent, Republican Tom Foley invested about $11 million of his own fortune and had a warchest of $12.5 million, […] [Read More]
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Healy, Foley, Reviewing Their Voting Statistics and Plotting Strategies For Next Week

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   Republican State Central Chairman Chris Healy and gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley continued their evaluations of statewide vote totals on Saturday.  Neither is expected to have an announcement on what may be pursued in the wake of an Election Night that resulted in erroneous totals released by Democratic Secretary of the State and “official” results […] [Read More]
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Transcripts for the People: Foley This Morning in Hartford

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Here’s a partial, but-mostly complete transcript, typos and all, from Tom Foley’s avail this morning in downtown Hartford. SOTS is secretary of the state. Bpt is Bridgeport. Reporters’ questions are in parens or after numbers Foley- 11-5-10 Goodwin Hotel Hartford I first of all want to say I think it’s very unfortunate that the citizens […] [Read More]
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Donovan is House Speaker Again. Brendan Sharkey of Hamden is the New House Majority Leader

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The 100-member House majority selected their leaders tonight. Here’s the release from second-term-elect Speaker Chris Donovan HOUSE DEMOCRATS CHOOSE  CHRISTOPHER G. DONOVAN FOR SECOND TERM AS SPEAKER; ELECT REP. BRENDAN SHARKEY MAJORITY LEADER House Democrats on Thursday evening unanimously chose Rep. Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden) for a second term as Speaker of the Connecticut House […] [Read More]
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Senate President Pro Tempore Don Williams Wins Another Term

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Senate Democrats just finished their post-election caucus and Sen. Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, won another term. [Read More]
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