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Senate Majority Leader….Duff?

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At the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce annual Eggs & Issues breakfast Friday morning, state Sen. Bob Duff was introduced — albeit jokingly — as the next Majority Leader of the Senate. Chamber lobbyist Marshall Collins told the 130+ people in the room a rumor is going around the Capitol that Duff will be the […] [Read More]
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A playlist start for Roraback’s party

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At Backstage restaurant in Torrington, where supporters of state Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, gathered to await results in the 5th Congressional District, disc jockey Jon March was playing “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins and “Wham!” by Stevie Ray Vaughan. March said that for political events, he has a well-thought-out playlist. “There’s a lot of psychology involved,” […] [Read More]
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Turnout high in Greater New Milford

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Dispatch from Susan Tuz: Towns in Greater New Milford reporting voting numbers of 50 percent or better. “We’re pushing 1,000 with 1,600 registered voters in the town,” Roxbury Town Clerk Peter Hurlbut said at 2 p.m. The turnout reportedly is high in New Milford, Washington, Roxbury, Bridgewater, Sherman, Kent and Warren. [Read More]
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Esty casts her ballot in Cheshire

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Dispatch from Brian Lockhart: Elizabeth Esty arrived at her polling place at Cheshire High School, voting around 11:45. Earlier in the morning, she had greeted voters in Danbury. “Truly it is about getting your own voters to the polls,” she said. “That’s what it comes down to and that’s where our effort has been for […] [Read More]

Teens, too young to vote, get involved

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The three Pomperaug High School students helping out at the Southbury fire department voting place on South Main Street were busy, busy, busy Tuesday morning. Drew Berkowitz Jr., a junior who wants to major in International Relations and Politics in college, stood at the door to the voting room directing people to this line or […] [Read More]
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Could Roraback be first GOP congressman in state in 6 years?

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Andrew Roraback, the state Senator from Goshen representing the 30th District, leads in a new poll seven points ahead of Democrat Elizabeth Esty. Politico is reporting that the poll commissioned by the right-leaning American Action Network has the Republican ahead of Esty 42 percent to 35 percent in Connecticut’s Fifth District. The poll was conducted […] [Read More]
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Donovan to hear results in Meriden

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A lighted glass floor at the Curtis Cultural Center on East Street in Meriden, the House Speaker’s hometown,  leads the way to the podium where Chris Donovan is expected to speak tonight. Reporter Dirk Perrefort is on the scene. He reports that water, soda and cookies are on hand for the Democratic bash. Donovan,  the […] [Read More]
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Esty party at Coco Keys resort

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Elizabeth Esty, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 5th Congressional District, will join supporters at the Coco Keys resort in Waterbury to watch results. This cheese platter awaits….as does a cash bar.  Guess Chris Murphy, the party-endorsed candidate for the U.S. Senate, also is going with a cash bar tonight, according to Tweet […] [Read More]
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Roberti staffers primp site for party

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With less than an hour to go before polls closed, campaign workers for Democrat Dan Roberti got the Waterbury headquarters ready for a party. Get out the vacuum cleaner, put up more signs. Don’t forget the crepe paper streamers. The candidate running for the 5th Congressional District party nomination — his first run for office […] [Read More]
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Boughton wishes Malloy well

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, reached by cell phone this afternoon in Hartford, said he is fine with returning to Danbury as mayor as his running mate announced that the Republican team would not be filing a court challenge to the election outcome. In fact, Boughton said, he intends to run for another term as mayor […] [Read More]
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