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Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, continues to recover from fall, run for re-election

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  From state Senator Andrew Maynard’s family:   “The Maynard Family appreciates the community’s continued patience and support for our brother, State Senator Andrew Maynard. It has been 11 weeks since his accident and based on the input from his medical staff, we continue to be optimistic about his ability to achieve a full recovery. […] [Read More]
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Election watchdog Common Cause files against Democratic State Central effort to use federal account

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Common Cause Connecticut, the election watchdog non-profit, has filed documents with the Federal Election Commission in opposition to the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee’s request to rule on whether the committee can use its federal account, usually used for Congressional races, to fund a statewide mailer in support of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.     […] [Read More]
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Bill Clinton is President Obama’s advance team for Gov. Malloy

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A source who should know just told Hearst Connecticut Media that former President Bill Clinton (Connecticut Post file photo) will be stumping for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in Hartford on Monday, setting the scene for President Obama’s scheduled rally for Malloy in Bridgeport on Wednesday. [Read More]
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Why is Rep. Tony Hwang smiling?

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  Because Hwang’s campaign for the state Senate just got the endorsement of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell, the second woman to hold the office in state history and who is best known for being the ethical savior of the state following the corrupt administration of John G. Rowland, who resigned in 2004, before pleading […] [Read More]
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Argh, Matey! Malloy’s campaign keel hauls Foley yacht

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign is hoisting the Jolly Roger and commandeering Tom Foley’s foreign-registered yacht, Odalisque, for his next https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm1yisaxBeI&feature=youtu.be [Read More]
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State Democrats send out “devastating” mailer to unaffiliateds

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This six-page, fold-out mailer, hammering Tom Foley on gun-control, is hitting the mailboxes of unaffiliated voters, slamming the Republican gubernatorial challenger on his use of the word “inconvenient” to describe the 2013 gun-controls reforms, including an expansion of the ban on military-style rifles and large-capacity ammunition magazines. The first page is a white address area […] [Read More]
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Foley, during batting practice in Hartford, swings and misses a couple times

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  If any crowd would be a friendly one for GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley (Dixon photo), it would be the Metro Hartford Alliance group of business and non-profit leaders gathered in a Main Street function room downtown to listen to his stump speech and ask questions. But with about 15 minutes left in a […] [Read More]
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Republicans charge that Democrats want to launder state contractor ca$h thru their federal campaign account

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Minority House and Senate Republicans are finishing a news conference blasting Democrats for an attempt, reported yesterday in the CTPolitics Blog that would allow the Democratic State Central Committee to use its federal account to pay for a mailer for Gov. Dan Malloy’s candidacy. This would essentially erase the 2005 ban on state contractor contributions […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Forward blasts another half million buck$ to target Foley

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission just posted a new campaign-expenditure report http://seec.ct.gov/ecrisreporting/Data/Attachment/Unassigned/SEEC40_141250_1.pdf indicating that $490,000 will be added, mostly for TV ads, to oppose Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. The big contributors to the PAC include the Democratic Governors Association, AFSCME, the AFT, the SEIU and Teamsters Local 1150 out of Stratford.   [Read More]
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U.S. Rep Jim Himes, facing rematch with Republican Dan Debicella, is up on TV

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  Here is Democrat Jim Himes’ first ad as he defends his 4th Congressional District seat. lhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l60rMojiiA8&list=UUhNVx06t18A7xrBy2FPL1eA [Read More]
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