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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy basks in the afterglow of UConn's victory over Kentucky in the Men's NCAA Championship Game on Monday, April 7, 2014, the fourth title for hoops program in the last 15 years. Contributed photo.

UConn titles a validation of Malloy’s hoops IQ, ahem luck

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Even Gov. Dan Malloy isn’t above “jersey popping.” No, that’s not a reference to Chris Christie. Connecticut’s top office holder is puffing up his chest after his top-3 finish in a NCAA tournament pool organized by state Democratic Party, in which Malloy correctly picked the UConn Huskies to cut down the nets Monday night against […] [Read More]
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Parties send in reinforcements in the 61st House District

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It’s a dress rehearsal for November. Republicans and Democrats are treating this week’s special election in the 61st House District that way. Voters in East Granby, Suffield and part of Windsor will go to the polls Friday to fill a vacancy created by the death of Democratic State Rep. Elaine O’Brien of brain cancer in […] [Read More]
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A safe bet for positive press

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In politics and the media, the big-game bet  or friendly wager has become a cliche. With the UConn men and women both reaching the finals, we in the media have become deluged with emails from politicians of every rank betting their counterparts for some signature product from their respective state. So, in the case of […] [Read More]
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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill slams Tom Foley’s wacky suburban humor describing Bridgeport voter officials as complicit to fraud

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In the days after the 2010 gubernatorial election, when Bridgeport’s votes were finally counted amid a voter tidal wave generated by President Barack Obama’s appearance and a gross shortage of ballots for the city’s optical scanners, Republican Tom Foley of Greenwich declined a legal challenge to the tight, 6,404 loss to Democrat Dan Malloy. There […] [Read More]
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Which 4th Congressional candidate called Congress “morons” in Monday’s GOP forum in Fairfield? Read on.

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The 60 folks scattered around the Fairfield Ludlowe High School auditorium still had plenty of time to get home for the crucial second half of the NCAA men’s championship on Monday night. But for a hardcore Republicans, especially delegates, the forum of candidates – just six weeks from the party’s convention – may have been […] [Read More]
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Jason Paul, Democratic candidate for General Assembly in the 48th House District, holds up a pro-gun control side at a Second Amendment rally outside the Capitol in Hartford Saturday, April 5, 2014. Contributed photo.

If you want to destroy my sweater

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Argyle was a bold choice. Even more so, was the decision by Jason Paul, a Democrat from Colchester running for the General Assembly on a gun control platform, to picket a Second Amendment rally outside the Capitol in Hartford this past Saturday all by his lonesome. Paul, 27, posted the photo above on his Facebook […] [Read More]
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Elizabeth Kerr, communications director for Congressman Jim Himes, D-Conn., during a meeting of the editorial board of the 
Connecticut Post May 1, 2013.

Help wanted: Himes loses longtime aide Kerr

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If you can’t explain what a derivative is, this probably isn’t the job for you. And don’t count on lunching with the boss at Five Guys. But so far as the food chain of Capitol Hill flacks goes, your prospective employer is no back bencher — Jim Himes is on the House Financial Services Committee […] [Read More]
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Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for state Senate

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An American political dynasty has set its sights on the “new frontier” of the 21st Century: Connecticut. Ted Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the late lion of the U.S. Senate, will make his debut Tuesday as a candidate for the Legislature in his hometown of Branford, multiple sources tell Hearst Connecticut Media. The 52-year-old […] [Read More]
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