Monthly Archive for October, 2008

: October, 2008

Centralized voter system running smoothly for Tuesday

The state’s centralized voter database, intended to help local registrars detect voter fraud, suffered a set back earlier this year during February’s presidential primary. “The system crashed several

No 2nd debate for Democrat Duff and Republican Papadakos?

Republican Steve Papadakos, who is challenging incumbent Democratic state Sen. Bob Duff to represent Norwalk and Darien, today rebuffed his opponant’s invitation to reschedule a candidate forum in the

Shays goes where Lieberman would not

In an interview with the Yale Daily News published over the weekend, U.S. Congressman Christopher Shays, a Republican representing Fairfield County, levels a major criticism against his friend U.S.

Why don’t they mention same sex marriage in the ad?

The Connecticut Catholic Conference has begun airing a new television spot urging residents to vote next Tuesday in favor of holding a constitutional convention. The ad is pretty innocuous. An

Take a break from worrying about your own finances…

… and start stressing out about the state’s. Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s office is encouraging taxpayers take advantage of a new budget forum on her website. The Governor said the forum will

House Speaker tweaks Stamford Mayor; Amann’s on “fire”

Retiring House Speaker James Amann, D-Milford, the only Democrat so far campaigning for governor, announced a pretty significant endorsement yesterday. The Uniformed Professional Firefighters

Lyons, Lieberman and the Rep. George Wilber controversy

The Advocate ran an Associated Press story today about the scandal involving state Rep. George Wilber, D-Colebrook, who announced Tuesday he was resigning after it came to light he paid $100,000 to

Papadakos says illness kept him from second face-off with Duff

Steve Papadakos, the Republican challenging Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, said a violent stomach illness kept him from appearing at a Tuesday night candidates’ forum in Darien. Duff’s district – the 25th

Gov. Rell still likes Palin, but don’t ask her how she’s voting

Following her press conference in Stamford tonight on the economic crisis, I couldn’t resist asking Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell where she stands on Sarah Palin’s vice presidential candidacy. Unless

It just got a little tougher to hold state hearings on ACORN

I wrote a story in today’s Advocate about two Republican lawmakers – Sen. Judith Freedman, R-Westport and Rep. John Hetherington, R-New Canaan – urging a legislative probe of the allegations against