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Former Comptroller General of the United States, David Walker of Bridgeport, files paperwork for August 12 GOP Lt. Gov. Primary

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This from David Walker of Bridgeport, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor: “Dave has partnered with State Senator and Republican Leader John McKinney, who qualified for the Republican gubernatorial primary and has filed the required primary paperwork to appear on the ballot. “John and I represent a turnaround team that will focus on how to grow […] [Read More]
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Two months after announcing for re-election, Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman are near fund-raising goal

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The power of incumbency and the efficacy of computer programs will come to partial fruition this weekend when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman expect to reach the $250,000 threshold needed to leverage about $6.5 million in state public financing for their re-election bid. While Republican gubernatorial hopefuls have been raising money for […] [Read More]
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Shelton’s Lauretti seeks petition signatures to get the GOP nomination for Gov.

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  Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is joining another GOP gubernatorial hopeful in taking out petitions to win a spot on the August 12 primary. To get on the ballot, Lauretti, who only got 1 percent of convention delegates last Saturday, will have to obtain the signatures of 8,190 registered voters by a June 10 deadline. […] [Read More]
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Rep. Gerry Fox of Stamford, powerful co-chairman of the legislative Judiciary Committee, to run for local Probate judge

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Fifth-term Rep. Gerald M. Fox III, D-Stamford, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, will not run for re-election this fall. Tonight he expects to get the nomination to run for Stamford Probate judge. The 47-year-old lawyer said it has been an honor chairing the committee. “It was a hard choice to make,” Fox just said in […] [Read More]
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Death of McKinney matriarch brings together friends and a large, extended family of state politics

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Sure, politics is hemispheric. Depending on your perspective, the bad guys are in the other party; and in the dark. Even the overall majority who eschew labels and have registered as unaffiliated, if they vote, have to choose candidates who are from one party or another. But when it comes down to it, people and […] [Read More]
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Trumbull’s Herbst, at GOP convention, says he’s qualified for public financing for his state treasurer candidacy

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UNCASVILLE –Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, in the Mohegan Sun Casino, just said in an interview that he’s poised to take the GOP nomination for State Treasurer. “We’re very cautiously optimistic. We feel good. We’ve worked hard. We’ve worked the delegates. We have been to over 70 town committees since thee start of the campaign. […] [Read More]
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State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, and former U.S. Comptroller General Dave Walker of Bridgeport announce they're joining forces in the race for governor and lieutenant governor during the state GOP convention at Mohegan Sun Saturday, May 17, 2014. Photo by Neil Vigdor

McKinney, Walker form team just hours from GOP nomination

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UNCASVILLE — Gubernatorial hopeful John McKinney, the state Senate minority leader from Fairfield, just joined forces with David Walker of Bridgeport to form a team that would presumably gather some momentum against Tom Foley in a primary battle. “This isn’t politics as usual,” McKinney just told reporters. “This is two people with the strength and […] [Read More]
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Martha Dean, marginal GOP candidate for governor, drops from race after today’s Quinnipiac Poll results

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Here’s the release: “DEAN WITHDRAWS FROM GOVERNOR’S RACE AVON – Today, Martha Dean, Republican candidate for Governor and former two-time Republican nominee for Connecticut Attorney General, announced that she is withdrawing from the Governor’s race.  Dean says she met with her campaign advisors following today’s release of the latest Quinnipiac Poll, and that they were […] [Read More]
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The partisan geographical worm turns over the state’s incredible shrinking surplus

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Remember when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was Gov. Dan Malloy’s Public Enemy No. 1? Early in Malloy’s tenure, they sparred on TV and jockeyed for national attention. Well, now, with Connecticut’s formerly robust budget surplus of half a billion bucks vanishing down to $44 million, Malloy’s people are citing New Jersey, yes New Jersey, […] [Read More]
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Two leading GOP gubernatorial hopefuls pile on Malloy’s fiscal woe$

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  Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, speaking with reporters after the state’s $504 million surplus fell to less $44 million, conceded that he is looking to become the GOP challenger to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy when he responded to a reporter’s question about the political fallout. “I think this confirms what most people feel in […] [Read More]
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