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How to get Rosa DeLauro’s boho chic look

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Who are you wearing? No, the question wasn’t posed to Michelle Obama. Democratic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro was the one turning heads Thursday with her ensemble during a New Haven rally with the first lady, who was stumping for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The fashion forward incumbent, who is seeking a 13th term in the House […] [Read More]
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Angry birds: Foley gets cursed at by man in chicken suit

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NEW CANAAN — Even Connecticut’s last venerable GOP holdout isn’t above giving a Republican candidate the bird. Tom Foley found that out Friday morning while campaigning in New Canaan, where the second-time candidate for governor was harangued by a man in a chicken suit at the South Avenue Mobil station on Halloween. “F—ing politician f—-ts,” […] [Read More]
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Rain check holders can pick up Obama tix Friday

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The Bridgeport reunion tour of President Barack Obama is one tough ticket. So listen up. The Connecticut Democrats will reissue tickets for Sunday’s rescheduled rally with the president to rain check holders starting at 9 a.m. Friday at two locations. Obama was forced to bag his Oct. 15 appearance for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in […] [Read More]
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Exclusive: photos shed light on downsizing at Stamford UBS headquarters

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North Korea gives out visas more readily than this. Effectively off-limits to journalists for several years during a dramatic and controversial restructuring of the company — one that has political and economic overtones for the state of Connecticut and city of Stamford — the mammoth North American headquarters of Swiss bank UBS resembles a ghost […] [Read More]
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Foley keys on independents in latest ad

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If Tom Foley is to become the first Republican elected to statewide office in Connecticut since 2006, he must clean up with unaffiliated voters. No if, ands or buts. In an Oct. 22 Quinnipiac University poll, Foley was clinging to a 38 percent to 36 percent lead over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy among independents — […] [Read More]
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Meet the construction foreman at the forefront of the new anti-Foley ad

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A construction foreman from Oxford is lending his voice — and hard hat — to the deconstruction of Republican Tom Foley by organized labor. Bruce Kern, seen at work in a machine shop and then at the controls of a crane, stars in the latest television attack ad released by Connecticut Forward. A conduit for […] [Read More]
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Incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley greet at the end of a debate, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.

9-point Foley lead evaporates in NYT/CBS News online poll

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Republicans running for statewide office in Connecticut have become experts at Daylight Savings Time — spring forward, fall back. Tom Foley is the latest GOP candidate hoping to avoid an October swoon. But the latest New York Times and CBS News online poll shows the hotly-contested governor’s race trending in the direction of Democratic incumbent […] [Read More]
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Not that Bill Belichick: a case of mistaken identity between candidate and Patriots coach

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No, Bill Belichick isn’t preparing for life after the Patriots. But there’s a Bill Bilcheck on the ballot this fall in Connecticut. That would be Bilcheck — “i” before “e.” Not to be confused with the hoodie-wearing curmudgeon at the helm of the New England Patriots, who, coincidentally went to Wesleyan, Bilcheck is a Republican […] [Read More]
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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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