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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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Democratic candidate for governor Dannel Malloy, left, and Republican candidate Tom Foley, right, speak prior to a debate in Middletown, Conn., on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Rasmussen poll gives Foley 7-point edge over Malloy

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It’s lucky 7 for Tom Foley, but is it reliable? The Republican gubernatorial challenger leads Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy 45 to 38 percent in a new poll released Thursday by the right-leaning Rasmussen Reports. Another 10 percent of the 750 likely voters who responded to the survey, which was conducted Aug. 18-19, remain undecided. […] [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, speaking before the arrival of the vice president, told the audience that Biden would probably mention his grandparents in his remarks. Sure enough, within minutes, Biden brought up his grandfather to the amusement of the Governor and audience. Vice President Joe Biden was at Western Connecticut State University Thursday, Feb. 21, 2012, addressing a conference on gun violence.

Biden swoops into Connecticut today to try to give Malloy a lift

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UPDATE (5:47 p.m.) Vice President Joe Biden has ditched his prepared remarks and is giving a full-throated defense of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and indictment of the GOP. “This isn’t your father’s Republican Party,” Biden told top Democratic contributors and dignitaries, according to a person inside the event. The private reception is closed to the […] [Read More]
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Pelto entertaining lawsuit if petition drive is rejected

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Jonathan Pelto, a looming threat on the left flank of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is ready to lawyer up if his petition drive to get onto the general election ballot is short-circuited. The progressive former state lawmaker from Storrs is expected to learn early next week whether he and tea party messenger Joe Visconti […] [Read More]
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