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John Kleinhans listens to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton during an interview with Boughton and his campaign team at his campaign office in Danbury, Conn, on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Former Boughton lieutenant starts political consulting shop

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The former No. 2 man at the state GOP is now hanging his shingle at his own political consulting shop. John Kleinhans, who was the party’s executive director for the first half of this year, recently co-founded Octagon Strategy Group in the crowded arena of political strategy and communications. The firm, which will offer a […] [Read More]
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Poll: Which Democrat deserves to be new namesake for state party dinner?

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Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson have gone from immortals in the Connecticut Democratic Party to mothballs. Party leaders have voted out the presidents as two of the namesakes of the party’s annual fundraising dinner because they owned slaves and because of Jackson’s mistreatment of Native Americans. A rebranding campaign is underway, which gives Hearst Connecticut […] [Read More]
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A screen shot taken July 14, 2015, of LifeZette, a new online venture of Connecticut native and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham.

Conservative by way of CT: Laura Ingraham launches media start-up

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Laura Ingraham has a new slant on media bias. The Connecticut-raised conservative commentator and fill-in for Bill O’Reilly debuted a new media start-up Tuesday, LifeZette. The website is curated with content by Ingraham and other contributors on a host of topics, from Donald Trump’s impact on the Republican brand to plastic surgery in the Heartland, […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon swings from a bungee cord

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Yes, this is me! Truly having fun with my grandchildren! This was just before the zip line. #brave #grandmother pic.twitter.com/AiC3HrLxLX — Linda McMahon (@Linda_McMahon) July 8, 2015 Linda McMahon is learning the ropes. The twice-foiled candidate for U.S. Senate and professional wrestling matriarch posted a video Wednesday on her Facebook and Twitter page of her […] [Read More]
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GOP leader flies Confederate flag

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   UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Saturday: The Confederate flag has been removed from a Republican State Central Committee member’s house, according to perennial GOP candidate Joe Visconti. Visconti said that he spoke Saturday morning to fellow Republican Scott Veley, who told him that the flag was displayed for two hours on Thursday and then taken down.  […] [Read More]
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Dinner with Malloy: $3K

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Remember, the bread plate is always to the left, especially with this crowd. If you’ve ever wanted an audience with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over rubber chicken, here’s your chance, only it’ll cost you $3,000. It’s cheaper than hiring a lobbyist. Wanna know how Chris Murphy really feels about Vladimir Putin  — or maybe you […] [Read More]
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2 more years? Labriola picks up unlikely endorsement in state GOP race

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Connecticut’s top Republican, Jerry Labriola Jr., is distancing himself from what his surrogates characterized as a rogue YouTube video urging GOP leaders to stay the course and re-elect him as party boss. The 2-minute video titled “It’s Midnight in Connecticut” was produced by a most unlikely supporter, Joe Visconti, who Republicans, including Labriola, pressured to […] [Read More]
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Foley: voters should be able to remove Malloy from office

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If only the voters of Connecticut could have a mulligan, Republican Tom Foley says he’d relieve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of his duties. Foley, ending a self-imposed media blackout in his home state since last November’s election, tells FOX CT that Connecticut needs a mechanism that allows the voters to remove a sitting governor from […] [Read More]
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