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Rep. John Shaban drops out of 4th District race

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Second-term state Rep. John Shaban, an attorney from Redding who has earned a reputation as a thoughtful, articulate lawmakers in the state Capitol, has dropped his bid to win the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, clearing the way for Dan Debicella, the former state senator and 2010 runner-up to Himes, to win […] [Read More]
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Despite GOP leader’s statements, Rowland had “connection$” with the party’s grassroots

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“…the fact is John Rowland has no connection to the Connecticut Republican Party, nor has he for over 10 years.” That’s the operative quote from Republican State Central Committee Chairman Jerry Labriola in reaction to claims from Democrats yesterday, tying Rowland to the state party. But nothing says “connection” like checks, such as the 10 […] [Read More]
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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill slams Tom Foley’s wacky suburban humor describing Bridgeport voter officials as complicit to fraud

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In the days after the 2010 gubernatorial election, when Bridgeport’s votes were finally counted amid a voter tidal wave generated by President Barack Obama’s appearance and a gross shortage of ballots for the city’s optical scanners, Republican Tom Foley of Greenwich declined a legal challenge to the tight, 6,404 loss to Democrat Dan Malloy. There […] [Read More]
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Which 4th Congressional candidate called Congress “morons” in Monday’s GOP forum in Fairfield? Read on.

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The 60 folks scattered around the Fairfield Ludlowe High School auditorium still had plenty of time to get home for the crucial second half of the NCAA men’s championship on Monday night. But for a hardcore Republicans, especially delegates, the forum of candidates – just six weeks from the party’s convention – may have been […] [Read More]
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GOP gubernatorial debate next Friday, but Tom Foley, ahead in the polls, is giving it a miss

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FoxCT and The Hartford Courant are sponsoring the first debate of the 2014 gubernatorial season next week. It will be held at noon on the 11th at the auditorium of the Mark Twain House on Farmington Avenue and will be broadcast on FoxCT Sunday, the 13th at 10 o’clock in the morning. Expected participants include […] [Read More]
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Republicans stand in line to take credit for Malloy’s executive order. Plus, a little log-rolling for a Democrat

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  A standard cliche is the old English adage of “Success has many father, but failure is an orphan.” So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a certain strata of Republican House members are claiming authorship of the new Connecticut open data portal – Data.ct.gov – which was the result of Malloy’s Executive Order […] [Read More]
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Committee votes down Nash request to sue

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HARTFORD — A reluctant, empathetic Judiciary Committee this afternoon turned down Charla Nash’s request for permission to sue Connecticut for allowing Travis the chimp to maul here in a near-fatal attack in Stamford. The vote, after 25 minutes of debate, was overwhelming. The bill still awaits action in the House and Senate. “I am heartbroken,” […] [Read More]
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Former Fifth District candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, husband, plead guilty to making illegal campaign contributions. Co-conspirator is likely John Rowland, former disgraced governor

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This from the Dept of Justice: “The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the United States Postal Inspection Service announced that LISA WILSON-FOLEY, a former candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, and her husband, BRIAN FOLEY, of Simsbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart prof, recalling the tight 2010 gubernatorial race, thinks cross endorsements will be the key

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  Gary Rose, chairman of the Dept of Government and Politics at SHU, said in an interview a little while ago that the 2014 race has all the potential for a photo finish as the 2010 contest between Republican Tom Foley and Dan Malloy, who won by a razor-thin 6,404 votes. Recalling that Malloy got […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley’s campaign announces his non-profit think tank’s white paper. Dems respond

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So it can be argued that the quarter-inch-thick white paper on urban policy just released by the Connecticut Policy Institute could  be classified as an in-kind contribution to the Greenwich Republican’s gubernatorial campaign. Ben Zimmer, the executive director of the New Haven-based non-profit founded by Foley, believes that the cost of the “research-driven” document is […] [Read More]
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