Yearly Archive for 2012

: 2012

Newton gets his public campaign $$$, but not without a little drama

State Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton raised enough small donations to qualify for participation in Connecticut’s public campaign financing program. As a result Newton
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Can CT count on McMahon to be truly independent?

After losing his party’s nomination in 2006, Democratic U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman formed his own third party and won the general election with the help of Republicans, unaffiliated/independent voters
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Malloy goes off on GOP in Virginia, catches CNN’s attention

Here’s the link to CNN’s coverage of our travelin’ governor.
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We’re seeking questions for Murphy/Bysiewicz debate

Hearst Connecticut Media Group is co-sponsoring a debate between Democrats U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, who are competing in August’s primary to run for
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Sec of State: # of uncontested Assembly races lowest since ’98

Folks involved in politics often complain the atmosphere is so poisoned by partisanship and a general disdain for elected officials that it is hard to recruit candidates. But according to Secretary of
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As June ends can Donovan MoveOn from campaign scandal?

As I type this at 5 p.m. Friday, these final two weeks of June have generally been good for Chris Donovan, particularly compared to how the month began for the 5th District candidate. On May 30
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Bysiewicz’s 1st TV ad focuses on women, legislative past

Ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s campaign just provided the media with a preview of an advertisement the campaign will begin airing Saturday morning. Bysiewicz is competing with fellow
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Aug. 10 hearing on Stamford chimp victim’s suit against state

Some significant developments this week in Charla Nash’s efforts to sue the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for $150 million. Nash is the ex-Stamford resident who in 2009 was
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Bob will talk mattresses, not the politics of mattresses

When city, state and federal officials gathered in Bridgeport today to celebrate the grand opening of Park City Green, a nonprofit mattress recycler, client Bob Kaufman was on hand. You might not
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Where State failed, Bridgeport to lead way in mattress recycling

State legislators during the recently concluded 2012 session failed to pass a law making Connecticut the first state in the nation requiring mattress producers recycle old mattresses. The bill –
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