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Legislative leaders: Donovan should cooperate and act quickly to address issues that led to federal indictment of campaign staffer

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House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey: “I am shocked by the allegations contained in the Federal indictment. Sadly, they cast a shadow over the entire legislative process, and for that reason I am sure that Speaker Donovan will cooperate fully with the investigation. It is imperative that the investigation be thorough and completed as rapidly as […] [Read More]
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Woman at heart of roll-your-own controversy says knows nothing of Donovan scandal

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In the final days of the 2012 legislative session Traci Scalzi was a familiar face inside the Capitol in Hartford. Scalzi, owner of roll-you-own cigarette shops in Norwalk and Orange, was personally lobbying any legislator who’d listen to kill a proposal that would increase the taxes and fees paid by her and around 15 similar […] [Read More]
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Roraback on arrest of Donovan’s finance director

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State Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, the GOP’s nominee to run for the 5th Congressional District seat, this afternoon said he was “shocked and speechless” by the news surrounding Democrat Chris Donovan’s campaign for the same position.  Roraback Donovan of Meriden is retiring from the job of state House Speaker to run for Congress. Like Roraback, […] [Read More]
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Ex-Rep. Caruso backing Sen. Gomes’ re-election bid

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Ex-State Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, is backing state Sen. Ed Gomes, D-Bridgeport, in the latter’s fight for his seat. Gomes lost the local party’s endorsement to his predecessor, Ernest Newton II. Gomes and state Rep. Andres Ayala earned enough support to face Newton in a primary in August. Caruso, who retired from the legislature last year […] [Read More]
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Shays “in,” McMahon “out” for GOP National Convention

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Linda McMahon doesn’t do Busch Gardens. The favorite to win the Aug. 14 GOP Senate primary is sending her regrets to Mitt Romney’s campaign, which invited McMahon to be a delegate at the Republican National Convention later that month in Tampa. Why? Not to be too presumptuous, but McMahon expects to have bigger fish to […] [Read More]
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Meek cedes GOP nomination in 4th CD to Obsitnik

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  The Goldman Sachs reunion in the 4th Congressional District race is off. Stamford Republican Chris Meek, who finished a distant second to Steve Obsitnik for the GOP’s endorsement in the 4th CD but captured enough votes to force a primary, is abandoning his bid to challenge fellow Goldman alum Jim Himes in the November […] [Read More]
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Suddenly Susan? McMahon camp calls Bysiewicz a hypocrite

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Linda McMahon has her very own axis of evil — the two Chrises, as in Shays and Murphy, and now, Susan Bysiewicz. The Republican Senate primary favorite, McMahon is bristling at comments made today in a WNPR debate by Bysiewicz, who is primarying fellow Democrat Chris Murphy after finishing second to him at the state […] [Read More]
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Oakes endorses Murphy over a beer, Star Trek novel

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As we reported May 15, regular guy Matt Oakes has formally abandoned his underdog race for U.S. Senate to instead back the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. Oakes had mentioned to me the two would be filming a humorous web ad, and here it is below. Oakes hasn’t always been so complimentary […] [Read More]
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NAACP effort to block Bridgeport redistricting hasn’t moved frwrd

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When state Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton won the Bridgeport Democratic Party’s endorsement this week, political observers around Connecticut began paying attention to that race. Newton is challenging incumbent Sen. Ed Gomes, who succeeded Newton when he resigned from office in 2005 while under investigation for federal corruption charges. State Rep. Andres Ayala also wants the […] [Read More]
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Ernie Newton: Guv needs my help to get re-elected

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You know you want to read this story to find out why ex-state Senator-turned-felon-turned-state Senate candidate Ernest Newton of Bridgeport said, “The governor needs to get re-elected, and he’s going to need my help to do it.” [Read More]
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