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Foley rubs NBC, Malloy’s nose in debate snub

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David Letterman isn’t the only one to blow off NBC for CBS. Republican Tom Foley found time in his busy campaign schedule Thursday night to do a taping of the Sunday political talk show, “Face the State,” at the Rocky Hill studios of Connecticut CBS affiliate WFSB. Up the road in West Hartford, NBC Connecticut […] [Read More]
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Michelle Obama to stump for Malloy

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is getting a package deal from the first couple. First lady Michelle Obama is being deployed to New Haven Oct. 30 to stump for the governor, three days ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama to Bridgeport. The first lady’s visit was announced Thursday by the Connecticut Democrats, who have […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Gubernatorial candidates, from left, Independent Joe Visconti, Gov. Dannel Malloy, and Republican Tom Foley actively discuss multiple topics during the gubernatorial debate at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Conn., Thursday Oct. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/The Day, Tim Cook)

Visconti: I’m in the governor’s race until the bitter end

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There will be no exit to stage right for Joe Visconti, the pro-gun thespian who is running as a petition candidate for governor. Contrary to speculation that he is working on a back-room deal to endorse Republican Tom Foley, whose supporters have been pressuring him to get out of the race, Visconti said Tuesday that […] [Read More]
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy before speaking at Kaiser Hall Gymnasium on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  President Obama discussed his support to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and was joined by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy.

Obama to make 11th-hour Bridgeport visit for Malloy

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is bringing the closer: President Barack Obama. Forced to scrap an Oct. 15 campaign appearance with Malloy in Bridgeport because of the public health threat of the Ebola virus, Obama has rescheduled his visit to Connecticut’s most populous city for Nov. 2 — the Sunday before Election Day. The state Democratic […] [Read More]
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Last chance to register to vote online or by mail

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Without the voters, Dan Malloy and Tom Foley are mere names on the ballot. Both gubernatorial candidates are urging their supporters to register online or by mail to vote in Connecticut’s midterm election by the Oct. 21 deadline (today). A valid identification from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is required to register to vote […] [Read More]
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Nappier ad levels cronyism claims against Herbst in Trumbull

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Denise Nappier is giving new meaning to the strong, silent type. The least visible of the all the candidates for statewide office, the 16-year Democratic treasurer is set to hit the airwaves next week with new ad accusing her Republican challenger, Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, of cronyism. The 30-second spot says that Herbst awarded […] [Read More]
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Stratford Mayor James Harkins (left) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch share the podium as they speak prior to the signing of documents resolving the long disputed construction of a new runway safety zone at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Stratford, Conn., April 17th, 2013.

Stratford’s GOP mayor gripes about footing tab for Obama

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A Sikorsky homecoming for Marine One is instead turning into a frosty reception for the presidential chopper. On the eve of a visit by President Barack Obama to Connecticut to campaign for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Republican mayor of Stratford is griping about taxpayers in his town having to shoulder some of the […] [Read More]
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joins Connecticut gubernatorial candidate to call potential voters during a stop in Trumbull, Conn. Oct. 6, 2014. It was Christie's third trip to Connecticut stumping for Foley and other republican candidates. Foley is challenging democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

Christie cancels campaign appearance with Foley

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The bromance between Tom Foley and Chris Christie is on a hiatus. Citing a scheduling conflict with his duties as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie canceled a joint appearance with Foley scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at a farm — ironically named Fair Weather Acres — in Rocky Hill. It would have been the […] [Read More]
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Rivals for governor stack their lineups of national political surrogates

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Not even Wolf Blitzer could assemble this lineup. As Connecticut’s high-stakes governor’s race builds to a crescendo, the candidates are pulling out all the stops to be seen with their respective party’s standard bearers, from a sitting president to a former president to a presidential prospect. Yes, it’s sweeps week in the Constitution State. It […] [Read More]
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Candidate for State Representative in the 149th District Democrat Marc Abrams debates State Rep. Livvy Floren during the Greewich League of Women Voters' political debate at the Town Hall in Greenwich, Conn., on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Under pressure from Malloy, Abrams drops out of 149th District race

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With the top of the Democratic ticket treating him as a pariah over a sexual harassment scandal — a freeze-out that goes all the way up to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — Greenwich Democrat Marc Abrams is suspending his General Assembly campaign in the 149th District. UPDATE 2:30 p.m. Abrams has released a statement explaining […] [Read More]
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