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Esty casts her ballot in Cheshire

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Dispatch from Brian Lockhart: Elizabeth Esty arrived at her polling place at Cheshire High School, voting around 11:45. Earlier in the morning, she had greeted voters in Danbury. “Truly it is about getting your own voters to the polls,” she said. “That’s what it comes down to and that’s where our effort has been for […] [Read More]
Categories: Election 2012

Teens, too young to vote, get involved

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The three Pomperaug High School students helping out at the Southbury fire department voting place on South Main Street were busy, busy, busy Tuesday morning. Drew Berkowitz Jr., a junior who wants to major in International Relations and Politics in college, stood at the door to the voting room directing people to this line or […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Too young to vote, but able to participate.

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They are too young to cast ballots, but John Blashke, 14, a Bunnell High School freshman, as well as sophomores Neileauna Medley, 15, and Alexis Williams, 15, participated in Tuesday’s election campaigning for opposite parties outside Stratford High School for much of the morning. Blashke was campaigning for Republicans Linda McMahon for US Senate, and […] [Read More]
Categories: Stratford

The time-honored tradition of Girl Scout cookies on Election Day…

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A steady trickle of voters arrived this morning at the War Memorial gym, which as recently as Saturday had served as a shelter for those displaced by superstorm Sandy. By the time polls opened at 6 a.m., about 25 people were already clustered outside, officials said. A handful of campaign volunteers for the Roraback and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Lines form early in Stratford

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  Usually at Johnson House in Stratford, where I vote every other year (our district swings between Johnson and Stratford High depending on the election year), there is no line to speak of at 8 a.m. This morning, that was not the case when I went to vote. [Read More]
Categories: General

Key races for control of Congress

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Tracking the results in races that could determine whether Democrats keep control of the Senate, and whether Republicans hold their majority in the House. [Read More]
Categories: General

GOP chief says the party is about to begin

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Republican State Chairman Jerry Labriola just said in a phone interview that workers and candidates have put themselves in position to do well tonight. “We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to put our party in the best possible position to win and we’ll find out very soon,” he said this morning. [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

State Dems’ leader sees a lot of blue

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Nancy DiNardo of Trumbull, chairwoman of the Democratic State Central Committee, said this morning that big turnout, which seems to be occurring, bodes well for President Obama, US Rep Chris Murphy, US Rep Jim Himes and Elizabeth Esty. “I think again, as in 2010, Connecticut is going to be a big blue state,” she just […] [Read More]