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Malloy over-caffeinated? Get used to it. New London coffee-house crawl this afternoon

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is hitting the road – and coffee – in Eastern Connecticut today. Here is his re-election campaign schedule: 2:00 pm—Washington Street Coffee House, 13 Washington St, New London 2:30 pm—Bean and Leaf Coffee House, 463 Bank St, New London 3 pm—Muddy Waters Coffee House, 42 Bank St # 1, New London, CT     [Read More]
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Malloy opposition super PAC buys $193K in TV ads

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The shadows are already growing longer in the governor’s race — and it’s not even fall. A second shadow group — a super PAC aligned with the Republican Governors Association — has thrust itself into the bellwether race between Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy and GOP challenger Tom Foley. Grow Connecticut Inc. is behind a […] [Read More]
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National political analysts say CT gov race is now a “toss up.”

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The formerly “Lean Democrat” Connecticut gubernatorial race is a a “Toss-Up,” according to the Cook Political Report. “Despite Connecticut’s solid blue hue, Malloy has had a difficult first term and is not all that popular with voters. He inherited a $3.5 billion budget shortfall that he closed by raising taxes, including the sales tax. Although […] [Read More]
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Jodi Rell joins national Republican committee

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Former Gov. M. Jodi Rell has been named to the national Republican State Leadership Committee. “We are honored that Governor Jodi Rell will share her exceptional talent and dedication to the RSLC’s mission to elect state-level Republicans across the nation,” said Chairman Bill McCollum. “Governor Rell led Connecticut with distinction, as both a Lt. Governor […] [Read More]
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Billboard brands Greenberg as tea party candidate for Congress

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Two billboard-owning brothers from Milford are once again giving new meaning to the phrase: right exit. Republican Mark Greenberg is the target of a billboard towering over Route 8 southbound in Waterbury, which brands the 5th Congressional District challenger as a tea party candidate, a moniker that doesn’t exactly play well in deep-blue Connecticut. The […] [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, speaking before the arrival of the vice president, told the audience that Biden would probably mention his grandparents in his remarks. Sure enough, within minutes, Biden brought up his grandfather to the amusement of the Governor and audience. Vice President Joe Biden was at Western Connecticut State University Thursday, Feb. 21, 2012, addressing a conference on gun violence.

VEEPstakes: Biden heading to Connecticut to help Malloy

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Here he comes. Vice President Joe Biden, who quarterbacked the stalled drive for tougher federal restrictions on guns following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, will return to Connecticut next week to help Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with his fragile re-election bid, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Fresh off a week-long vacation in the Hamptons, […] [Read More]
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Big test for Republican governors? Tom Foley awaits his $6.5 million. GOP files complaint against Malloy.

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Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy has his $6.5 million campaign war chest and has hit the state’s TV sets with emotion-inducing testimonials, including support from families devastated by the Newtown tragedy. Since he has volunteered for the state’s public-financing program, however, Tom Foley may be a distance away from launching his general election campaign. Before he […] [Read More]
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Somers wins GOP nomination for Lt. Governor

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HARTFORD – GOP endorsed candidate and six-term state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford has conceded the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor to former Groton Mayor Heather Somers. Bacchiochi lost by 771 votes and does not plan to seek a recount. Somers took 34.5 percent of the vote compared to 33.6 percent for […] [Read More]
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Heather Bond Somers during a visit to Greenwich in February. Credit: Keelin Daly/Stamford Advocate

Somers leading Lt. Governor race

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HARTFORD – Former Groton Mayor Heather Somers holds a narrow lead over two challengers for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, state election officials said. With all of the votes counted, Somers has 27,083 votes, compared to 26,312 for six-term state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford and 25,026 for former U.S. Comptroller David Walker of […] [Read More]
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Foley gets an ice bath for ALS challenge

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Tom Foley is letting his hair down. The GOP nominee for governor took the ALS ice bucket challenge in Trumbull this morning, with primary foe John McKinney dousing him in ice water. Foley challenged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to follow suit, in addition to state Democratic Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo and Malloy strategist Roy Occhiogrosso. See […] [Read More]
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