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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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North Haven GOP supports McKinney for GOP gubernatorial nomination

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North Haven Republicans unanimously endorse State Senate Republican Leader John McKinney to be the Republican nominee for governor of Connecticut. Here’s the news release: “McKinney’s name was put into nomination Tuesday night by Joe D’Errico, Sr. North Haven RTC Chair Carolyn Wright seconded the motion. North Haven First Selectman Mike Freda, North Haven Second Selectman […] [Read More]
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Labriola, state GOP chairman, wants Gov. Malloy to re-certify health insurance plans cancelled under the Affordable Care Act

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Sensing a chance for some political hay to be harvested, state Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola, Jr. has released a request for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to order the state insurance commissioner to re-certify healthcare plans cancelled by insurance carriers in recent weeks under the federal Affordable Care Act. From Labriola’s office: “As a part […] [Read More]
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A year before (possibly) counting votes, Dan Debicella, former state senator from Shelton, is tabulating GOP support for 4th District challenge to U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

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From GOP 4th District hopeful Dan Debicella, former state senator, who lost to Rep. Jim Himes in 2010: “Over 30 More Elected Officials and Town Leaders Endorse Dan Debicella for Congress FAIRFIELD – Over 30 more elected officials and town leaders announced their endorsement of Dan Debicella for Congress from Connecticut’s 4th District.  Those endorsing […] [Read More]
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Shelton Planning and Zoning race/length of terms could be decided by Secretary of the State

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Shelton Democrats did not run anyone against two Republicans for the two-year terms on the Planning and Zoning Commission; and two for four-year terms. Apparently the charter wasn’t crafted tightly enough. “They left no provision for how the three members for four-years was going to be determined,” said David Gioiello Jr., the Democratic mayoral candidate […] [Read More]
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Shelton’s mid-afternoon turnout pushing up against 5,000: 20 percent

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It’s up to about 20-percent turnout for Shelton as it decides whether Republican Mark Lauretti will be elected to a 12th consecutive term. “We’ve been non-stop,” said Sylvia Brody, moderation at the Mohegan School polls, where by mid-afternoon, about 1,220 of the 5,700 eligible voters had cast ballots. Overall, the 4,702 votes cast is about […] [Read More]
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Shelton turnout on a cold day: 12 percent at 11 o’clock

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Democrat David Gioiello Jr., trying to prevent Shelton’s Republican Mayor Mark Lauretti from winning a 12th term, says the 12-percent turnout is “not great” this Election Day. Both he and Lauretti are trying to keep their toes cold as they journey from poll to poll today [Read More]
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Shelton mayoral tilt: coronation for Lauretti or upset for Gioiello?

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SHELTON – Mayor Mark A. Lauretti, running for his 12th consecutive term, is in record territory, but David M. Gioiello Jr. a local businessman who is the local Democratic Town Committee chairman, wants to end the streak tonight when the polls close at 8. “I think residents have gotten their money’s worth,” Lauretti, 59 said […] [Read More]
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Democratic State Cental Committee Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo, GOP State Chairman Jerry Labriola, touring the state

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Fourteen stops are on her itinerary, which started at 7 a.m. in Shelton. By 10:45 she was in Southbury. DiNardo will finish her Election Day tour, getting home to Trumbull later. For Republican State Chairman Jerry Labriola, his stops today include New Britain, Bristol, Trumbull, Norwalk, Stamford, and Westport, plus, staff says, other “impromptu” visits […] [Read More]
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