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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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DiNardis delegates switching

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HARTFORD — Most of the switches going on after the Republicans’ first ballot for governor ended seem to be from Larry DiNardis to either Tom Foley or Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele. “It looks good right now,” said Foley, when asked if he expected to get the endorsement on the first ballot. [Read More]
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Tight GOP gov’s race

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HARTFORD — The first ballot for governor has ended, and now delegates have the chance to switch their votes. A source indicates that Tom Foley won a plurality of votes, with Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele and Hartford business executive Oz Griebel pulling enough votes to quality for a primary. [Read More]
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Wyman gets lt. gov. nod

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Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo By Bill Cummings HARTFORD — State Comptroller Nancy Wyman easily won the nomination for lieutenant governor Saturday during the state Democratic convention, but challenger Mary Glassman quickly vowed to wage a primary. Wyman is the choice of party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy of Stamford, while Glassman is the preferred running mate of […] [Read More]
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Wyman out to big lead

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HARTFORD — Comptroller Nancy Wyman is out to a huge lead in the Democratic endorsement contest for lieutenant governor. She has 999 to 460 for Mary Glassman as balloting continues. [Read More]
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A whole lot of towns in this little state

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The scene at the 2010 State Democratic Convention at the Connecticut Expo in Hartford, Conn. on Saturday May 22, 2010.¬† Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photos [Read More]
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Dems voting on Lt. gov

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HARTFORD — Democratic delegates are now voting for lieutenant governor, choosing between Nancy Wyman, Dan Malloy’s preferred running mate and the state’s current comptroller, and Mary Glassman, Simsbury’s First Selectman and Ned Lamont’s choice for lieutenant governor. Bridgeport was the first to vote, casting 73 for Glassman and 1 for Wyman. [Read More]
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