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Happy Birthday David Walker

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David Walker of Bridgeport, the United States Comptroller General from 1998 until 2008 and recently the lieutenant-governor running mate for Senate Minority Leader John McKinney’s failed GOP gubernatorial primary candidacy, turns 63 today, for you folks keeping score at home. [Read More]
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Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, Speaker Sharkey (“fake’), Malloy (“What the hell does that mean?”) pile on Foley’s urban agenda

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Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (below, photo by Dixon) calls out Republican Tom Foley (left, photo by Dixon) as a “fake” in a made-for-the-news-media attack with Democratic members of the legislative Black and Puerto Rican Caucus. Rep. Bruce Morris (Sharkey’s thumb is on his tie), speaking for lawmakers in 11 cities representing more than […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy solos for an hour with the Metro Hartford Alliance

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A day after his second debate – the first televised – with Republican Tom Foley, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday detailed cost-cutting measures he pushed in his first term that will save the state billions of dollars down the road. Speaking during a morning candidate forum in the Hilton Hartford before about 120 […] [Read More]
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Malloy, Foley debate in West Hartford

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley debate at 7 p.m. Tuesday in West Hartford at the University of St. Joseph. Follow along below and join the conversation by tweeting with #CTGov [Read More]
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Non-profit Vote Smart has info on CT’s race for governor

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  Here are some links provided by Vote Smart, the non-partisan, non-profit that unlike your average political clearing house, or politician for that matter, won’t take contributions from special interests, corporations or PACs.       http://votesmart.org/candidate/campaign-finance/126609/tom-foley#.VCrm3PldV1Z http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/126609/tom-foley#.VCrnnvldV1Z       http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/66223/dan-malloy#.VCroFfldV1Z   http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/66223/dan-malloy#.VCronvldV1Z [Read More]
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Dems go guerrilla, or avian, at Foley HQ

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Democratic operatives today, pressing GOP gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley on his partial release of income tax summaries last week, rented some costumes for the occasion outside Foley’s Southington headquarters. Photo by CT Dems [Read More]
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Foley blasts Malloy over insurance commissioner’s frequent travel

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The insurance capital has an ambassador: his name is Thomas Leonardi. Leonardi’s frequent travel out of state as Connecticut’s insurance commissioner — a pattern of 115 tips in three years chronicled by the Hartford Courant — on Monday drew major criticism from a bona fide former ambassador, Tom Foley. Foley blasted Leonardi in a statement […] [Read More]
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, center speaks at a news conference to announce a new effort to reduce gun violence in the state's major cities, as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and U.S. Attorney David Fein, right, look on, in New Haven, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Blumenthal mum on attorney general vacancy

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He’s sued Microsoft and Big Tobacco. You might say it’s in his DNA. But before you go penciling in the name of Richard Blumenthal as the next attorney general, as some media outlets have speculated, consider this: it’s a two-year gig. At age 68, Connecticut’s senior U.S. senator and former longtime activist state attorney general […] [Read More]
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Union representing 43,000 teachers backs Malloy

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  Sheila Cohen, president of the Connecticut Education Association Board of Directors announced this morning that the 43,000-member teacher union has endorsed Governor Dan Malloy for re-election.  “The CEA leadership and members took great pains to examine the records and positions on education of all the candidates for governor,” she said in a statement. “We […] [Read More]
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama attends a bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-SiSi at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on September 25, 2014 in New York City. Obama and other world leaders are in New York for the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo by Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Greenwich bound for fundraiser, but not for Malloy

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Connecticut can now add President Barack Obama to the carousel of Democratic standard-bearers to visit the battleground state in the build-up to the midterm elections. Preceded by Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton, Obama will be in the Nutmeg State for an Oct. 7 fundraiser in Greenwich, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. […] [Read More]
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