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Martha Dean backs conspiracy theorists

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Former Republican attorney general candidate Martha Dean was called out by Democrats this morning for comments she made on her Facebook page giving some credence to conspiracy theorists who believe the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. On Monday Dean, who lost her bid for a statewide political seat in 2010 against state Attorney General […] [Read More]
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Esty to serve as vice chair of gun violence task force

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Freshman congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-5, pledged Friday to seek “commonsense, federal gun safety policies” Friday after being named  a vice chairwoman of the  Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Esty, a Democrat from Chesire who was sworn into office Thursday, said she was honored to be named as part of the task force’s leadership team. […] [Read More]
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Voters allegedly turned away from Danbury poll

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At least two people were allegedly turned away from the polling site at the War Memorial in Danbury Tuesday, according to  Ingrid Alvarez-DiMarzo, director of the Danbury Hispanic Center, after asking for help in Spanish. Alvarez-DiMarzo said two people had complained that after checking in and receiving t heir ballots, they asked an election official […] [Read More]
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The real scoop – showing ID at the polls

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There seems to be a lot of confusion at some of the polls today about voters who are being asked for a photo id before casting their ballots. According to the Secretary of The State’s web site, identification is required, but it doesn’t necessarily need to include your photo. A variety of identification can work, […] [Read More]
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Danbury turn out trails 2008, so far

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While voting officials have reported a heavy turnout throughout Danbury this morning, the numbers continue to trail the turn out from the historic 2008 presidential election. Mary Ann Doran, the Republican Registrar of Voters, said about 42 percent, or 14,887 voters turned out in the city as of 2 p.m., that trails 2008 when about […] [Read More]
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McMahon antics not playing out in Danbury

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Danbury Democratic Town Committee chairman Joseph DaSilva Jr. said some of the “games McMahon is clearly playing in other urban areas” have not as yet been evident in the state’s seventh largest city. DaSilva said there have been several reports of McMahon supporters wearing purple shirts similar to those worn by members of the Service […] [Read More]
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Esty working the polls in Danbury

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Congressional candidate Elizabeth Esty was out early at the polls this morning working hard for every vote. The 5th district candidate said she started her morning visiting several polling sites in Waterbury before visiting Danbury. Esty is locked in a tight battle for the seat with state Sen. Andrew Roraback of Goshen. While at the […] [Read More]
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What’s at stake in Greater Danbury

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While all eyes will be on the battle for the White House Tuesday,  voters will also have a lot of say about the balance of power in the Greater Danbury area with an open congressional seat and several open seats for the state legislature. For the first time in more than two decades the 5th […] [Read More]
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Bloomberg buy brings 5th district race past $16 million mark

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More than $2 million of independent expenditures has been funneled this week into the 5th Congressional District battle between state Sen. Andrew Roraback, a Republican, and his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Esty – making it the  fourth most expensive congressional race in the country, according to OpenSecrets.org, and one of the most expensive in the state’s […] [Read More]
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Roraback reports pre-election fund raising numbers

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With less than two weeks to go before the election, state Sen. Andrew Roraback’s congressional campaign for the 5th district announced Thursday that he’s raised about $241,000 since the beginning of October. According to a report with the Federal Elections Commission, Roraback, a long time Republican lawmaker from Goshen, had about $202,000 left in his […] [Read More]
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