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ormer President Bill Clinton left, speaks with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., center, and Ted Kennedy Jr., right, after a Yale Law School ceremony honoring his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton at Yale University, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in New Haven, Conn.  Clinton received the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit, which is presented annually to those who have made a substantial contribution to public service or the legal profession. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Bill Clinton returns to Connecticut, ticket demand high for former president

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NEW HAVEN — He’s still got it — at least in the eyes of Democrats. Demand for tickets to see former President Bill Clinton stump for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at noon today is so high that the state Democratic Party says it is having to turn away would-be supporters. Clinton, who graduated from Yale […] [Read More]
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Outside spending eclipses $2M in governor’s race

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Connecticut is the Western Union of the midterm elections: send money. The Democratic and Republican governors associations have funneled more than $2 million to super PACs in the state for ads attacking incumbent Dannel P. Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley in less than two weeks. Would-be voters can expect a television marathon of a […] [Read More]
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Timothy Coley, left,  of Bristol Conn. and Josephy Boniface of East Granby Conn. talk during a gun rights rally at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford Conn. on Saturday April 20, 2013.  The Connecticut Citizens Defense League , the National Rifle Association and Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen are joining forces to challenge the new gun control legislation recently passed by the Connecticut General Assembly after the Newtown school shooting. Among other things, the law expands Connecticut's assault weapons ban and bans large capacity ammunition magazines. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell)

State’s largest gun owners group endorses Foley for governor

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For better or worse, Republican Tom Foley’s gubernatorial prospects are now intertwined with the largest gun owner group in the state, which is leading the charge against sweeping firearms restrictions passed in response to the Newtown massacre. The 15,000-member Connecticut Citizens Defense League endorsed Foley and running mate Heather Bond Somers Friday morning on its […] [Read More]
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Former President Bill Clinton chats with supporters at a rally for Congressman Jim Himes at SoNo Field House in Norwalk, Conn., Sunday, October 31, 2010. Clinton was a featured speaker during the rally where Democratic candidates Dan Malloy and Richard Blumenthal also were on hand.

Bill Clinton to stump for Malloy in New Haven

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The man from Hope, Ark., is being looked to as the next best hope for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Former President Bill Clinton will headline a rally Tuesday in New Haven for the state Democratic Party to help Malloy, who is facing a stout challenge from 2010 foe Tom Foley. Bubba should feel right at […] [Read More]
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The motorcade carying Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic officials travels north on North Street during the Vice President's fundraising trip to Greenwich, Conn., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

Police OT for Biden visit to Greenwich & Stamford runs $30K

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Vice squad has new meaning in Greenwich and Stamford. The Gold Coast locales ran up $29,549 in police overtime protecting Vice President Joe Biden during an Aug. 20 fundraising swing here, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Even though Biden’s visit was political in nature, municipal taxpayers will wind up eating the costs because there is […] [Read More]
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Malloy hits Foley on Georgia textile mill closing in new ad

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Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery. Look no further than the latest blistering attack ad from the re-election campaign of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. And then compare it to a hit on Foley four years ago by Republican primary opponent Michael Fedele, the lieutenant governor at the time. From the stock footage of […] [Read More]
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A screen grab from the Twitter account of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley taken Aug. 27, 2014.

Foley unveils action plan, calls for sales tax cut, grades for schools

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Heeding calls to flesh out his alternative vision for Connecticut, Republican Tom Foley unveiled a nine-page action plan Wednesday just hours before the first gubernatorial debate of his rematch with Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy. Foley is calling for a half-percent cut to the state’s 6.35 percent sales tax and a business entity tax exemption […] [Read More]
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Top, a carriage barn owned by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and serving as his primary residence before the 2010 election, sold for $1.3 million in April of this year. Bottom, the $7.3 million midcountry Greenwich estate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. File photos.

Malloy to release his tax returns

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A Democratic incumbent with sagging approval ratings forcing the hand of his Republican private equity manager opponent to release his tax returns — where have we heard that one before? Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will release four years of tax returns by next week and possibly as early as Thursday, his senior campaign adviser Mark […] [Read More]
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Packing heat on the trail, Visconti courts gun owners with new ad

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Joe Visconti is trying to find his sweet spot — somewhere between being disarming as a candidate and not disarming the very political base that put him on the ballot for governor. Running on a Second Amendment platform and tea party principles, Visconti released his first ad since successfully petitioning his way on the November […] [Read More]
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Super PAC gets $1.25M windfall for ad blitz attacking Foley

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The arm’s race of outside spending in the midterm election for governor just went nuclear. The Democratic Governors Association this week pumped $1.25 million into a super PAC it set up to oppose Republican Tom Foley, a new filing with the state Elections Enforcement Commission shows. The infusion of money came one day after the […] [Read More]
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