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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.

Biden swoops into Connecticut today to try to give Malloy a lift

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UPDATE (5:47 p.m.) Vice President Joe Biden has ditched his prepared remarks and is giving a full-throated defense of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and indictment of the GOP. “This isn’t your father’s Republican Party,” Biden told top Democratic contributors and dignitaries, according to a person inside the event. The private reception is closed to the […] [Read More]
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Pelto entertaining lawsuit if petition drive is rejected

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Jonathan Pelto, a looming threat on the left flank of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is ready to lawyer up if his petition drive to get onto the general election ballot is short-circuited. The progressive former state lawmaker from Storrs is expected to learn early next week whether he and tea party messenger Joe Visconti […] [Read More]
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Norwalk erroneously credited with highest voter turnout in state

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If only Stew Leonard’s had voting booths. Credited with having the highest voter turnout in Connecticut for last week’s GOP primary for governor — reported to be 78.8 percent by the secretary of the state’s office — Norwalk admits it’s too good to be true. “Typo,” Karen Doyle Lyons, the city’s Republican registrar of voters, […] [Read More]
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Foley casts craggy Malloy in unflattering light in latest TV ad

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wasn’t ready for this closeup. The Democratic incumbent is shown as craggy and haggard in a 30-second television ad released by Republican opponent Tom Foley, a stark contrast from the neatly-coiffed, size 32 blue jeans-wearing persona of the fitness-oriented politician. Titled “Hurting,” the ad zooms in on Malloy’s face while a […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley, who spent $11 M in 2010, writes minuscule checks for fresh TV ads

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley on Monday afternoon signed a deal with WTNH, the ABC affiliate in New Haven to get Foley For Governor TV commercials on the air as soon as Tuesday. In the News Channel 8 public filings, the new contracts total $45,000 minus discounts. He’s up for about $62,000 in ads on […] [Read More]

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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