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Neil Vigdor

Lt. Governor candidate David Walker speaks to his supporters at Local Kitchen and Beer Bar in Fairfield, Conn. on Tuesday August 12, 2014.

Walker puts out feelers for Senate run in 2016

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For a political party in the grips of a famine, there appears to be little appetite in the Connecticut GOP to put a challenger up against U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in 2016 — until now perhaps. Undeterred by his third-place finish in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor, former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker […] [Read More]
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Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg talks with the News-Times editorial board during an interview Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Danbury, Conn.

Greenberg sets sights on GOP chairmanship

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Mark Greenberg’s next foray in Connecticut politics could be a charitable endeavor. Coming of his loss to U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, in the Nov. 4 midterm election — the third time he has run unsuccessfully for Congress since 2010 — Greenberg is putting his name out there for the job of state Republican […] [Read More]
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Shelton mayor eyes job of state GOP boss

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Emboldened by a $148,000 fundraising haul during his brief run for governor, longtime Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti has emerged as a suitor for the job of state GOP chairman. Lauretti, 60, who is in his 24th year in office, confirmed Friday that the job is on his radar. “I have an interest in providing a […] [Read More]
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Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley arrives by bus for a rally, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Windsor Locks, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Did Somers cost Foley the governorship?

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You’d never see John McCain driving the “Straight Talk Express.” Or Mitt Romney taking the wheel of his campaign bus. A political operative says that the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor asked to do just that, a request Heather Bond Somers’ campaign manager denies was ever made. Duh, she doesn’t have commercial driver’s license. Somers […] [Read More]
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Cover your eyes Sen. Blumenthal: the Empire State Building is lit up in red

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Dick Blumenthal is seeing red. On a night when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vanquished Republican Tom Foley, you’d think Connecticut’s senior Democratic senator would have cause to celebrate. Put away the bubbly. Not only did the Democrats lose control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, but the Empire State Building observed the changing […] [Read More]
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McKinney: Foley damaged by attack ads

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My how the times change. Once bitter adversaries for the Republican nomination for governor, state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney admonished Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday for his TV attacks on GOP challenger Tom Foley. “He has brought our politics to a new low,” McKinney said. McKinney, who reached a peace accord with Foley the […] [Read More]
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Recipient of taxpayer funds, Foley opts for open bar

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Tom Foley’s supporters are being treated to a taxpayer-funded beer buzz. Or whatever their preferred libation is, even organic beer. The recipient of $6.5 million in public funds for the general election, the Foley campaign chose to do an open bar at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich for the first 90 minutes of its election night […] [Read More]
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Nancy DiNardo, chairwoman of the Connecticut Democrats. File photo.

State Democratic boss: Foley trying to suppress turnout in Hartford

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The head of Connecticut’s Democratic machine leveled claims of voter disenfranchisement against her GOP counterpart and Republican gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley just hours before the polls were scheduled to close Tuesday. Nancy DiNardo, the state party chairwoman, was responding to comments by GOP boss Jerry Labriola Jr. inferring that the Democrats were up to mischief […] [Read More]
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State GOP mobilizes army of lawyers to combat ‘mischief’ at the polls

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Their fates were supposed to be in the hands of the voters. Well, now you might put an asterisk next that observation, as it seems the outcome of Connecticut’s poisonous race for governor could be influenced by lawyers for both Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley. State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. […] [Read More]
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Foley moves to block extended voting for all of Hartford

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FAIRFIELD — Republican Tom Foley says Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is trying to pull another fast one by petitioning a state Superior Court judge to keep the polls open for an additional 30 minutes in Hartford because of early voting glitches. “There’s plenty of time for people to go back and vote if they didn’t […] [Read More]
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