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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., right, seen with her daughter, Sarah Esty, in the White House briefing room.

Nice work if you can get it: Esty’s daughter snags White House internship

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It’s good to be Sarah Esty. You went to Harvard. You’re on track to get your MBA and JD from Yale. Your LinkedIn profile screams over-achiever. And now the White House is calling. Esty, the 24-year-old daughter of Connecticut Democratic Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, was accepted Thursday to the White House internship program. The graduate student […] [Read More]
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State treasurer Denise Nappier, left, laughs with Stratford Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Paul outside Nichols School in Stratford, Conn., on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Nappier to fill her coffers in New Canaan

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In Connecticut politics, the treasury goes by another name: the Gold Coast. Democrat Denise Nappier, the nation’s first black female state treasurer and Connecticut’s longest-serving statewide office holder, will prime the pump for her re-election campaign at a New Canaan fundraiser Friday night, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Marilyn Ford, a professor of law at […] [Read More]
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Then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell, left, and then-Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy discuss a 2006 fire that destroyed numerous businesses in the city's South End.  Andrew Sullivan/Staff photo

Rell: Malloy “lies”

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She was the last Republican to win a statewide election in Connecticut. Eight years later, former Gov. M. Jodi Rell may have accidentally thrust herself back into the cauldron as an unlikely messenger for the GOP. Rell, who has shied away from playing armchair general since leaving office, broke her silence Wednesday night on the […] [Read More]
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Republican Tom Foley announces his plans to run for governor in 2014 at VFW Post 201 in Waterbury, Conn. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

Another delay for Foley’s application for public campaign funding

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For Tom Foley, crossing the Ts isn’t as simple as it sounds. For the second week in a row, the GOP’s endorsed candidate for governor had his application for public campaign funding held up. Foley accepted responsibility for the delay in an interview Wednesday with Hearst Connecticut Media, saying that his campaign was unable to […] [Read More]
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State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, left, introduces for U.S. Comptroller General Dave Walker as his running mate in the governor and lieutenant governor's race Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Mohegan Sun.

McKinney to pool cash with Walker to try to qualify for public funding

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At a competitive disadvantage in ballot position and in fundraising, state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, will resort to pooling political contributions with running mate Dave Walker to try to qualify for public campaign financing in the GOP gubernatorial race. The pair filed a joint application Wednesday for a $1.4 million grant through the […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley listens to a question from the media during a news conference to announce he is running for governor, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Waterbury, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Foley uses money bomb to try to qualify for public campaign funding

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Republican Tom Foley recast his net for additional contributors late last week to try to qualify for $1.4 million in public funding funding for his campaign for governor, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Foley’s campaign did what is known in the fundraising world as a “money bomb” on Friday, calling by email on supporters who […] [Read More]
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Mark Lauretti speaks during a debate between five of the six republican candidates for Governor of Connecticut at the Sheraton in Stamford, Conn., on April 30, 2014.

Lauretti misses cut for GOP primary for lieutenant governor

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Republican Mark Lauretti’s candidacy for lieutenant governor — a marriage of convenience between the Shelton mayor and Danbury counterpart Mark Boughton that lasted just four weeks — flatlined Tuesday. The secretary of the state’s office ruled Lauretti ineligible for the Aug. 12 GOP primary for the state’s second-highest office. Lauretti, who tried to petition his […] [Read More]
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Final petition numbers totaled by the Secretary of the State for Mayor Mark Lauretti’s aborted run for Lt. Gov

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In the end, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who was going to be the default running mate for Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, came in way short of the 8,190 signatures of registered Republicans needed to be a petition candidate for lieutenant governor in the August 12 GOP primary. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill reported today […] [Read More]
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Democratic Governors Association withdraws state lawsuit on campaign finance

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The DGA has withdrawn a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s campaign finance laws. “We’re delighted that the Democratic Governors Association has withdrawn this misplaced challenge to the strong coordination and disclosure provisions of Connecticut’s campaign finance laws,” said Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut. “These laws were passed and implemented to protect Connecticut voters […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley posts interview with sex offender

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  Republican Tom Foley has been pretending to be a TV-reporter type, doing “man on the street” interviews with people who speak in his favor. His campaign has posted three interviews, apparently from the streets of downtown New Haven. You can view all of them HERE. The third one, “Jerry,” who blames “the damn liberals […] [Read More]
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