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Converting Steele to Political Gold: RNC chairman comes calling

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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will pay a visit to Connecticut on Thursday, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned. The former lieutenant governor of Maryland, who became the first black to lead the GOP in January 2009, Steele is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for the RNC in Noank. [Read More]
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Number of uncontested Assembly races down

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The number of uncontested General Assembly races in 2010 is 10 percent lower than in 2008, according to a news release from Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz. Only 54 of 187 races for State Senate or State House lack either a Democratic or Republican candidate this year, compared to 60 unchallenged contests in 2008. With […] [Read More]
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Film Crew Noticed Outside Malloy’s Stamford Home and It’s Not His

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Roy Occhiogrosso, senior adviser to Dan Malloy’s gubernatorial campaign, reacted today to Kevin Rennie’s blog report about a film crew that set up this week in front of Malloy’s Stamford home. Occhiogrosso:“Two pretty simple questions for Ned Lamont: did your campaign pay to have someone film and take photographs of Dan Malloy’s house?  If so, why?” […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Republican leaders endorse Garber for AG

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The race for the Republican nomination for attorney general is heating up this week. First, Ross Garber, who is challenging GOP nominated candidate Martha Dean in a primary this August, challenged his opponent earlier this week on comments she made in April supporting firearms training for schoolchildren. Then on Tuesday two Republican leaders came out […] [Read More]
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Schiff, Merkle, Torres get on primary ballots

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By Ken Dixon Staff Writer HARTFORD — Peter Schiff, the Weston financial analyst, will be on the Aug. 10 primary ballot for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz announced Monday.. During a news conference in the Capitol, she said that local registrars through the state said he gathered more than […] [Read More]
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Will the Schiff hit the fan?

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Peter Schiff is still short the 8,268 signatures that are required by the state to force a Republican primary for U.S. Senate against Linda McMahon, who won the GOP endorsement outright at the party convention in May. The deadline for cities and towns to certify petitions and report the number of signatures to the Secretary […] [Read More]
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Harris Out of SOTS Primary, Clears Way for Denise Merrill

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   Sen. Jonathan A. Harri, D-West Hartford announced today that he will not run in the Democratic primary for Secretary of the State, leaving the way clear for House Majority Leader Denise Merrill, the endorsed candidate coming out of the Democratic convention. “This was a difficult decision for me, but ultimately the right one,” said […] [Read More]
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Malloy becomes first gubernatorial candidate to earn publicly-financed grant

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Former Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy won the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nomination two weeks ago, and today the state Elections Enforcement Commission announced he has made political history… —————- STATE ELECTIONS ENFORCEMENT COMMISSION AWARDS FIRST GRANT TO GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE HARTFORD, CT—June 3, 2010 – Today the State Elections Enforcement Commission awarded the first-ever grant to a […] [Read More]
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