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Walker: Somers “crashed the party” at Christie extravaganza

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Dave Walker wasn’t on the list. But Heather Bond Somers, one of Walker’s rivals in the GOP lieutenant governor’s race, got past the proverbial velvet rope Monday night to hobnob with Chris Christie at an exclusive fundraiser for the Connecticut Republican Party in Greenwich. And it tweaked Walker, who had been under the impression that […] [Read More]
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Malloy whacks Christie over gun control, White House ambitions

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WESTON — Connecticut isn’t big enough for two governors. Democratic Gov. Dannel. P. Malloy took a preemptive strike at New Jersey’s Chris Christie Monday, hours before his political nemesis is slated to visit the Constitution State to campaign for Malloy’s GOP rival Tom Foley in Greenwich. Speaking to Hearst Connecticut Media after a bill signing […] [Read More]
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Gun control protestors put out unwelcome mat for Christie in Greenwich

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They couldn’t get an audience with Chris Christie. So the New Jersey governor will get one from the Connecticut opponents of high-capacity gun magazines when Christie visits Greenwich Monday night for a GOP fundraiser — and a rude audience at that. The group Connecticut Against Gun Violence is planning to bus in demonstrators from Newtown […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) looks at his Blackberry as he walks to the U.S. Capitol for a series of votes in this September 20, 2012 file photo.

Murphy does Motown

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There’s a hashtag heaven for lefty bloggers — and Chris Murphy is standing at the pearly gates. Connecticut’s junior U.S. senator is flocking to Detroit for Netroots Nation, a four-day summit for progressives from the online community that gets underway Thursday night. Murphy, 40, elected to the Senate in 2012 after three terms in the […] [Read More]
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Walker hits the airwaves with first campaign ad

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Dave Walker is calling in his markers. Having put running mate John McKinney in a position to qualify for public funding in the governor’s race, the Republican lieutenant governor hopeful from Bridgeport commanded $40,000 for his first television ad from a joint war chest. The 30-second ad debuted on Connecticut’s four major television networks Tuesday, […] [Read More]
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Game on: Christie to raise cash for Malloy’s ouster

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Maybe the George Washington Bridge will be closed — wishful thinking for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Malloy’s New Jersey nemesis, Chris Christie, will invade Connecticut later this month for a big ticket fundraiser in support of Malloy’s ouster in the midterm elections, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Christie, a polarizing figure who is entertaining a […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley, Republican candidate for governor, meets with the News-Times editorial board Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.

Foley agrees to meet with newspapers — with a caveat

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Republican Tom Foley is giving newspaper editorial boards one bite at the apple this midterm election season. Making his second run for governor, the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland has committed to sitting down with and answering questions from newspaper editors around the state as part of the time-old endorsement process. Fighting the label that […] [Read More]
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Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Penny Bacchiochi speaks during a visit to the the AFL-CIO political convention at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, Conn., Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Peter Caolino )

Bacchiochi blames the media for bigotry flap in lieutenant gov race

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The GOP’s endorsed candidate for lieutenant governor is further distancing herself from racism claims made against a rival opponent that were attributed to her by multiple media outlets. State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, appearing Monday on the Lee Elci Show on 94.9 FM in the New London area, denied accusing GOP primary foe Dave Walker of […] [Read More]
Categories: Election 2014
Seen in this screen capture, taken July 7, 2014, is Republican Tom Foley's first television ad of the GOP primary race for governor.

Democrats file election complaint against Foley

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The Democratic State Central Committee leveled allegations Monday that Republican Tom Foley exceeded spending caps for publicly-funded candidates for governor. It filed a six-page complaint with the state Elections Enforcement Commission, the same day that Foley released his first television ad in the GOP primary race for governor. The Connecticut Democrats say that there is […] [Read More]
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FILE - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Republican candidate Tom Foley accepts the nomination for governor at the Connecticut Republican Convention in Uncasville, Conn. Foley will use Connecticut's public financing program to fund his second gubernatorial campaign after spending millions of his own money on the 2010 election, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Foley’s $1.4 million payday

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Republican Tom Foley’s evolution from prolific self-funder to a publicly-subsidized candidate for governor is complete. The state Elections Enforcement Commission awarded Foley $1.4 million in taxpayer funds Wednesday for his GOP primary campaign against state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield. “Tom is pleased to have qualified for the grant,” said Chris Cooper, a spokesman […] [Read More]
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