Monthly Archive for May, 2012

: May, 2012

Legislative leaders: Donovan should cooperate and act quickly to address issues that led to federal indictment of campaign staffer

House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey: “I am shocked by the allegations contained in the Federal indictment. Sadly, they cast a shadow over the entire legislative process, and for that reason I am

Woman at heart of roll-your-own controversy says knows nothing of Donovan scandal

In the final days of the 2012 legislative session Traci Scalzi was a familiar face inside the Capitol in Hartford. Scalzi, owner of roll-you-own cigarette shops in Norwalk and Orange, was personally

Roraback on arrest of Donovan’s finance director

State Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, the GOP’s nominee to run for the 5th Congressional District seat, this afternoon said he was “shocked and speechless” by the news surrounding Democrat Chris

Ex-Rep. Caruso backing Sen. Gomes’ re-election bid

Ex-State Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, is backing state Sen. Ed Gomes, D-Bridgeport, in the latter’s fight for his seat. Gomes lost the local party’s endorsement to his predecessor, Ernest Newton

Shays “in,” McMahon “out” for GOP National Convention

Linda McMahon doesn’t do Busch Gardens. The favorite to win the Aug. 14 GOP Senate primary is sending her regrets to Mitt Romney’s campaign, which invited McMahon to be a delegate at the Republican

Meek cedes GOP nomination in 4th CD to Obsitnik

  The Goldman Sachs reunion in the 4th Congressional District race is off. Stamford Republican Chris Meek, who finished a distant second to Steve Obsitnik for the GOP’s endorsement in the 4th CD but

Suddenly Susan? McMahon camp calls Bysiewicz a hypocrite

Linda McMahon has her very own axis of evil — the two Chrises, as in Shays and Murphy, and now, Susan Bysiewicz. The Republican Senate primary favorite, McMahon is bristling at comments made today in

Oakes endorses Murphy over a beer, Star Trek novel

As we reported May 15, regular guy Matt Oakes has formally abandoned his underdog race for U.S. Senate to instead back the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. Oakes had

NAACP effort to block Bridgeport redistricting hasn’t moved frwrd

When state Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton won the Bridgeport Democratic Party’s endorsement this week, political observers around Connecticut began paying attention

Ernie Newton: Guv needs my help to get re-elected

You know you want to read this story to find out why ex-state Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton of Bridgeport said, “The governor needs to get re-elected, and he’s going