Monthly Archive for May, 2012

: May, 2012

Woman at heart of roll-your-own controversy says knows nothing of Donovan scandal

In the final days of the 2012 legislative session Traci Scalzi was a familiar face inside the Capitol in Hartford. Scalzi, owner of roll-you-own cigarette shops in Norwalk and Orange, was personally

Roraback on arrest of Donovan’s finance director

State Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, the GOP’s nominee to run for the 5th Congressional District seat, this afternoon said he was “shocked and speechless” by the news surrounding Democrat Chris

Ex-Rep. Caruso backing Sen. Gomes’ re-election bid

Ex-State Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, is backing state Sen. Ed Gomes, D-Bridgeport, in the latter’s fight for his seat. Gomes lost the local party’s endorsement to his predecessor, Ernest Newton

Oakes endorses Murphy over a beer, Star Trek novel

As we reported May 15, regular guy Matt Oakes has formally abandoned his underdog race for U.S. Senate to instead back the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. Oakes had

NAACP effort to block Bridgeport redistricting hasn’t moved forward

When state Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton won the Bridgeport Democratic Party’s endorsement this week, political observers around Connecticut began paying attention

Ernie Newton: Guv needs my help to get re-elected

You know you want to read this story to find out why ex-state Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton of Bridgeport said, “The governor needs to get re-elected, and he’s going

Newton using Guv’s comments to defend candidacy

Myself and a few other staffers at Hearst newspapers today met with ex-legislator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton II to talk further about his winning the endorsement of the

Bysiewicz uses McMahon to raise primary $$$. Chris Murphy who?

Ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s campaign recently contacted supporters for donations. Bysiewicz lost the Democratic Party’s endorsement for U.S. Senate to U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, but

Mayor Finch tried to talk Newton out of return to Senate

State Senator-turned-convicted felon Ernest Newton II Monday night received the Democratic Party’s endorsement to run for his old seat in the legislature. State Senator-turned-Bridgeport Mayor Bill

Where will anti-Sunday sales lobbyist be this Sunday?

For years veteran Capitol lobbyist Carroll Hughes has lead the fight in Connecticut against allowing the sale of alcohol on Sunday. But this year the legislature passed and Democratic Gov. Dannel