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Author: Brian Lockhart

Newton joins Murphy on top line of ballot

In his bid to reclaim the state Senate seat he lost six years ago when sentenced to federal prison on corruption charges, Ernie Newton during Tuesday’s primary was making the most of the fact he won

Sen. Prague returns to Bridgeport to campaign for Gomes

Retiring state Sen. Edith Prague, D-Columbia, made a second trip to Bridgeport today to campaign for Sen. Ed Gomes. Gomes lost the party’s endorsement to predecessor Ernie Newton and is now locked in

Newton: Who needs labor, Mayor Finch? God’s on my side.

Caught up today with Ernest Newton, veteran state legislator-turned-felon-turned-endorsed Democratic candidate for his former state Senate seat. Newton is being challenged in next Tuesday’s primary by

Cafero on McKinney’s call for Donovan probe: Lots of ?s about process

This afternoon state Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield, called for the creation of a special legislative inquiry panel to investigate the ongoing campaign finance scandal surrounding House Speaker Chris

New Roberti ad targets Donovan scandal, takes swipe at Esty

Democrat Dan Roberti, who is competing with endorsed candidate House Speaker Chris Donovan, D-Meriden, and ex-state Rep. Elizabeth Esty in a primary in the 5th Congressional District, today released

Bysiewicz says she’ll support Murphy if he wins primary

The New Haven Register over the weekend reported that ex-U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, who is challenging former wrestling executive Linda McMahon for the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate, will not

Murphy asks TV stations to yank Bysiewicz’s Wall St. ad

In the wake of several news reports last week about inaccuracies in Susan Bysiewicz’s latest campaign ad attacking U.S. Senate rival Chris Murphy, the Murphy campaign, through its attorneys, has

Bysiewicz quickly pivots from masectomys to Wall St. OR Bysiewicz brings gun to knife fight, shoots self in foot

A new U.S. Senate primary campaign ad displays the side of Democrat Susan Bysiewicz ex-GOP Chairman Chris Healy recently wrote about – the tough campaigner who brings a gun to a knife fight. Bysiewicz

Newton gets his public campaign $$$, but not without a little drama

State Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton raised enough small donations to qualify for participation in Connecticut’s public campaign financing program. As a result Newton

Can CT count on McMahon to be truly independent?

After losing his party’s nomination in 2006, Democratic U.S. Sen.¬†Joseph Lieberman formed his own third party and won the general election with the help of Republicans, unaffiliated/independent voters