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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Foley supporter Mitt Romney in New Canaan tonight

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Former Massachusetts Governor/former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going to be the special guest at a private party in New Canaan this evening. A crowd of around 250 is expected, although I’m told this is not a fundraiser. I have a call in to Romney’s staff for more info. According to CNN, Romney has […] [Read More]
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Mertens to take questions on economy. When will Dick and Linda do the same?

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John Mertens, a third party candidate running for U.S. Senate, today announced that on Thursday he plans to deliver “a major address on the economy” at the Pond House Cafe in West Hartford. Mertens said the half-hour speech will be followed by a “no-holds-barred question-and-answer period.” Mertens might garner some coverage. But the reality is […] [Read More]
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To possible Governor Tom Foley: Information gets out. Deal with it.

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It’s not uncommon for some candidates/politicians/voters to insist a distinction be drawn between an official’s private and public life and that the media too often focuses on the former. When newspapers dig into a candidate’s arrest record, as was the case Friday with The Hartford Courant’s coverage of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, one of […] [Read More]
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Foley comes out swinging and Gov’s race gets more interesting

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley just released the following statement responding to today’s Hartford Courant article about his prior arrests in 1981 and 1993. He takes aim at both Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele of Stamford and Simsbury businessman Oz Griebel, the two Republicans who are challenging Foley for the GOP nomination in August’s primary and […] [Read More]
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DeNardis: Despite arrests, Foley possesses “personal integrity”

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One day after former U.S. Congressman/ex-Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry DeNardis endorsed Greenwich millionaire/businessman Tom Foley for Governor, political insiders are buzzing about a Hartford Courant story detailing Foley’s arrests in 1981 and 1993 for vehicle-related incidents. In the first case Foley was accused of ramming another vehicle and spent a night in jail. In the […] [Read More]
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Lt. Gov. candidate Boughton still scheduled to be deposed next week

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According to our sister newspaper, the Danbury NewsTimes, Danbury’s attorneys failed to delay next Wednesday’s deposition of Mayor Mark Boughton in the civil rights lawsuit filed by day laborers arrested on his watch. I’ve written on this blog before how I believe Boughton’s controversial approach to illegal immigration in Danbury will become a campaign issue […] [Read More]
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Why didn’t Rell meet with Stamford Democrats over parking garage?

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As we reported, the General Assembly on Monday overroad Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s veto of a transportation bill that prevents her administration from moving forward with a $35 million plan to build a new commuter parking garage a block-and-a-quarter from the Stamford train station. What that means is the fate of the current, aging […] [Read More]
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Lee Whitnum asking Dems to hold another vote for U.S. Senate nominee

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Over the weekend a tipster forwarded me an e-mail circulated by the Democratic State Central Committee to delegates about Lee Whitnum, the Greenwich Democrat whose long-shot bid for her party’s U.S. Senate nomination was further complicated when she mistakenly showed up at the Republican convention instead. According to the DSCC e-mail, Whitnum has been mailing […] [Read More]
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