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Malloy gets “Pelto-ed” from the left?

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Just when the denizens of Connecticut thought the debate over Common Core was caustic. Now there’s this. Jonathan Pelto, a relentless opponent of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education agenda and former state representative, is entertaining a run for the state’s highest office, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned. The 53-year-old from Storrs, who has expended significant […] [Read More]
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State Democrats may have over-reacted to Tea Party comments by John McKinney, the GOP gubernatorial hopeful who might be more of a threat than known-quantity Tom Foley.

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The Democratic State Central Committee today was apparently looking at Senate Minority Leader John McKinney with rose-colored glasses, hopefully dredging up a few remarks in his Wednesday night appearance in far-off Putnam. The scene was the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots meeting. “John McKinney said that if he were governor, he would sign legislation to […] [Read More]
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Air ball: GOP trolls Malloy over Auriemma mispronunciation

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Just because you’re in the pantheon of college basketball coaches and the highest paid employee of the State of Connecticut doesn’t mean the governor can pronounce your name. Case in point, Geno Auriemma. That’s Oar-EE-Emma for you non-Italophiles. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy garbled Auriemma’s name during a victory rally Sunday outside the Capitol for the […] [Read More]
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Rep. John Shaban drops out of 4th District race

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Second-term state Rep. John Shaban, an attorney from Redding who has earned a reputation as a thoughtful, articulate lawmakers in the state Capitol, has dropped his bid to win the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, clearing the way for Dan Debicella, the former state senator and 2010 runner-up to Himes, to win […] [Read More]
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Jeb Bush: Undocumented aliens ‘act out of love’

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made it clear Thursday night in Stamford that immigration reform is needed — and coming. Speaking at the annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner, he said not until President Obama “leaves the stage” will the nation be able to fix its broken entitlement programs and languishing immigration reform. While Connecticut Republicans gave […] [Read More]
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No retreat: Bush stands by his rhetoric on illegal immigration

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STAMFORD — In the dog house of hard liners in his party who oppose amnesty for undocumented immigrants, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush doubled down Thursday night on his recent remark that those who stay in the country illegally are doing so out of an “act of love.” “The simple fact is, there is no […] [Read More]
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Despite GOP leader’s statements, Rowland had “connection$” with the party’s grassroots

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“…the fact is John Rowland has no connection to the Connecticut Republican Party, nor has he for over 10 years.” That’s the operative quote from Republican State Central Committee Chairman Jerry Labriola in reaction to claims from Democrats yesterday, tying Rowland to the state party. But nothing says “connection” like checks, such as the 10 […] [Read More]
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal adjusts his Husky-logo UConn tie _ on Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, who lost a bet on the NCAA men's basketball championship game and had to don the tie on the Capitol's Senate steps. (Photo by Will Brown)

Blumenthal, Murphy indulge in some Husky gloating

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,  and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., took time out from politics Wednesday  afternoon to settle more important matters – their bet on the outcome of the men’s NCAA basketball championship. Blumenthal’s challenge to Paul on Twitter read: “@Team_Mitch@SenRandPaul: want to add to the bet? If @UConnHuskies win tonight, you wear my #Huskies […] [Read More]
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