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Ken Dixon

Malloy, under continued pressure to offer himself up for re-election, says he will announce his plans in May

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The governor just told reporters that he will wait until the end of the legislative session, which ends at 12:01 a.m. on May 8, to announce his possible re-election plans. That’s a whopping eight days before the party convention. So if he doesn’t run, Malloy leaves the state party holding the bag. This just came […] [Read More]
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Horror movies in Hartford? Ridgefield man, producer of “The Blair Witch Product” seeking GOP nomination to challenge State Treasurer Denise Nappier

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This is a news release from Bob Eick of Ridgefield: “STAMFORD, CT/FEBRUARY 7, 2014 – Bob Eick, a resident of Ridgefield and a partner in CRT Capital Group of Stamford, announced today he has filed papers and is running for the office of Connecticut State Treasurer. Eick stated, “The State Treasurer is the Chief Investment […] [Read More]
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Hearst reporters take to airwaves this weekend on News 12 Connecticut

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Cablevision subscribers in Southwestern Connecticut can get a double dose of Hearst Connecticut Media reporters this weekend when Ken Dixon of the state Capitol and Neil Vigdor of the political desk get together with Tom Appleby, News 12 Connecticut’s news director, for a half hour of opinion, policy and politics. Show times today are 4:30 […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon, two-time US Senate runner-up, will get 2014 Prescott Bush award from the state GOP on April 10 in Stamford

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  State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola says that Linda McMahon of Greenwich will be this year’s recipient of the Prescott Bush Award, the Connecticut Republican Party’s highest honor, during the party’s upcoming annual fund-raiser. McMahon, the millionaire co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment lost the 2010 US Senate campaign to Richard Blumenthal and the 2012 contest […] [Read More]
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Why Foley? Why Waterbury?

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Tom Foley, the 2010 gubernatorial runner-up, couldn’t exactly pick his hometown of Greenwich to end the “exploratory” phase of his current bid for the state’s top job today. The land of Lamborghinis and hedge funds is not the kind of backdrop he needs to woo mainstream Connecticut Republicans who could float his anticipated primary contest […] [Read More]
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End of an era: Nancy DiNardo, chairman of Democratic State Central Committee, won’t run for re-election to head Trumbull Town Committee

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She’s been chairman of the Trumbull Democratic Town Committee longer than she can remember, certainly longer than she’d care to remember, but Nancy DiNardo is telling friends and enemies, possibly enemies who are friends, knowing the self-destructive, eat-your-own aspects of Trumbull politics, that she will not seek another term leading the town committee. Here’s her […] [Read More]
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FOIA release: Tom Foley’s controversial April poll alleged revisionist “voter fraud” in 2010 gubernatorial loss

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The State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC), acting on a request from the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, this week released investigative records in connection with its recent settlement with Tom Foley of Greenwich, the Republican former ambassador to Ireland who lost the 2010 gubernatorial election to Dannel P. Malloy by 6,404 votes out of 1,128,152 cast. Included […] [Read More]
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Dan’s Day: In Florida for policy wonkfest

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This from Gov. Malloy’s office: “On Saturday afternoon, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will join a panel of governors for a discussion on education and workforce development at the State Government Affairs Council’s 2013 Leaders Policy Conference. WHO: Governor Malloy WHAT: Panel discussion on education and workforce development at the State Government Affairs Council’s 2013 Leaders […] [Read More]
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After Comptroller Kevin Lembo this morning, comes the deluge of re-election candidates

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Comptroller Kevin Lembo this morning will file his intentions to seek re-election to a second four-year term handling the state’s payroll and benefits programs while keeping an eye on state finances. A parlor game: Name the order that the rest of the top-of-the-ticket candiates, all Democrats, will file. Here’s one scenario: Treasurer Denise Nappier, Secretary […] [Read More]
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Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, the highest-profile GOP candidate for governor, holds fundraiser tonight at Southport Brewing Co

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The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., as McKinney, R-Fairfield, continues to gather the contributions of $100 or less that he needs to reach the threshold that would bring him into the state’s public-financing program for the 2014 gubernatorial cycle. His chief potential opponents for the nomination, Tom Foley of Greenwich, Danbury Mayor Mark […] [Read More]
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