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Garcia Makes Primary, Drops out of Second Round Balloting to Throw Support to Harris

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Volunteers with the Gerry Garcia campaign pass out  Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the parking lot at the 2010 State Democratic Convention at the Connecticut Expo in Hartford.  Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo After a first-round ballot that found all three candidates qualifying for the primary, Gerry Garcia of New Haven, a late-arriving hopeful for secretary […] [Read More]

Democratic intrigue

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HARTFORD — A big-city push is brewing in the race for the Democratic endorsement for comptroller, the job now held by Nancy Wyman, who was nominated to run for lieutenant governor.  Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura, a candidate for comptroller, said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano are helping him move delegates his […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Merrill leads, but falls short of majority

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HARTFORD — Democrats are moving to the second ballot for secretary of state following a first ballot that failed to deliver a majority for one of the three candidates for the office. Denise Merrill won comfortably, with 44 percent of the vote, over  Gerry Garcia and Johnathan Harris. However, a candidate must receive over 50 percent, plus […] [Read More]
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Foley gets endorsement

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By Brian Lockhart HARTFORD — Wealthy business executive Tom Foley pulled out a narrow win over Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele of Stamford in the contest for the Republican endorsement for governor. The pair will be joined by Hartford businessman Oz Griebel in a three-way primary in August. Foley had won a plurality of delegates’ votes Saturday after […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Lunch break for Dems

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Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto wants to manage the state’s money as comptroller. He was engaged in lots of last-minute Saturday electioneering in attempt to climb above the three other candidates and at least win the 15 percent needed to force a primary. For lunch, he waited in line at the snack bar, […] [Read More]
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Foley inches closer

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HARTFORD — It appears that Tom Foley is only moments away from getting the GOP endorsement for govenor, as delegate switches continue to fall his way. [Read More]
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Jepsen, sans tie-die, invokes the spirit of Jerry Garcia (No, not the secretary of the state candidate from New Haven!)

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Gerry Garcia is among the three announced candidates for secretary of the state who are being nominated right now. But George Jepsen, the former state Senate majority leader and state party leader, just started off his acceptance speech by quoting that over-used lyric from The Grateful Dead’s “Trucking” from nearly 40 years ago. “What a […] [Read More]
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It’s so loud in here I can’t see the votes

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Things are on the verge of chaos at the Republican convention. Votes can’t be heard, forms are being incorrectly filled out, and a phantom switch in Greenwich got that delegation very upset. The commotion of the convention, the roaring buzz of the delegates, and the confusion of the voting switches has us being scolded by […] [Read More]
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