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Bacchiochi cuts loose a consultant for racially insensitive remarks. Foley paid consultant a lot more.

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State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford, one of three Republicans vying for the lieutenant governor primary August 12, has terminated Regina Roundtree, a consultant who referred to another primary candidate, Heather Bond Somers of Groton as an entitled white person. According to the State Elections Enforcement Commission, Bacchiochi made three payments to Roundtree this year […] [Read More]
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TMI in an I-95 backup? David Walker joins the miffed masses.

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Joining legions of miffed drivers, McKinney’s lieutenant governor running mate, David Walker of Bridgeport, admitted to violating state law against texting and driving late Wednesday during a Twitter exchange with state Democrats. “Sitting at a dead stop on I-95 in #CT at 10 p.m.,” said Walker, whose Twitter handle is @DeficitRanger, to 4,844 followers. “It’s […] [Read More]
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Foley asks McKinney to drop GOP primary bid for governor. McKinney says race is close

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Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield was in high dudgeon Thursday morning in reaction to Tom  Foley’s call for him to quit the Republican gubernatorial primary set for August 12. Foley, a Greenwich businessman, made the statement during a Wednesday meeting with the editorial board of The Day newspaper of New London. He was […] [Read More]
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Walker: Somers “crashed the party” at Christie extravaganza

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Dave Walker wasn’t on the list. But Heather Bond Somers, one of Walker’s rivals in the GOP lieutenant governor’s race, got past the proverbial velvet rope Monday night to hobnob with Chris Christie at an exclusive fundraiser for the Connecticut Republican Party in Greenwich. And it tweaked Walker, who had been under the impression that […] [Read More]
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When is a gubernatorial debate not a gubernatorial debate?

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When you’re ahead in the polls, like Tom Foley has been in the GOP primary for governor, you tend to sacrifice public exposure, where possible missteps abound, for the sanctity of controlled TV ads and private fundraisers with friendly out-of-state polls like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Perhaps Christie had some hints for Foley yesterday […] [Read More]
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Malloy whacks Christie over gun control, White House ambitions

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WESTON — Connecticut isn’t big enough for two governors. Democratic Gov. Dannel. P. Malloy took a preemptive strike at New Jersey’s Chris Christie Monday, hours before his political nemesis is slated to visit the Constitution State to campaign for Malloy’s GOP rival Tom Foley in Greenwich. Speaking to Hearst Connecticut Media after a bill signing […] [Read More]
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Gun control protestors put out unwelcome mat for Christie in Greenwich

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They couldn’t get an audience with Chris Christie. So the New Jersey governor will get one from the Connecticut opponents of high-capacity gun magazines when Christie visits Greenwich Monday night for a GOP fundraiser — and a rude audience at that. The group Connecticut Against Gun Violence is planning to bus in demonstrators from Newtown […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) looks at his Blackberry as he walks to the U.S. Capitol for a series of votes in this September 20, 2012 file photo.

Murphy does Motown

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There’s a hashtag heaven for lefty bloggers — and Chris Murphy is standing at the pearly gates. Connecticut’s junior U.S. senator is flocking to Detroit for Netroots Nation, a four-day summit for progressives from the online community that gets underway Thursday night. Murphy, 40, elected to the Senate in 2012 after three terms in the […] [Read More]
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