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Himes not tapped for senior party position in House

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday appointed Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Party wing devoted to electing Democrats to the House in 2016. In naming Lujan, a third-term lawmaker who comes from a long line of political figures in New Mexico, Pelosi brushed aside […] [Read More]
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Shelton mayor eyes job of state GOP boss

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Emboldened by a $148,000 fundraising haul during his brief run for governor, longtime Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti has emerged as a suitor for the job of state GOP chairman. Lauretti, 60, who is in his 24th year in office, confirmed Friday that the job is on his radar. “I have an interest in providing a […] [Read More]
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Group tells Pelosi not to appoint Himes to DCCC

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A left-liberal group that identifies itself as the “Elizabeth Warren Wing’’ of the Democratic Party is calling on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi not to name Rep. Jim Himes as the next chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In an email to supporters, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which also goes by BoldProgressives.org, said: […] [Read More]
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Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley arrives by bus for a rally, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Windsor Locks, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Did Somers cost Foley the governorship?

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You’d never see John McCain driving the “Straight Talk Express.” Or Mitt Romney taking the wheel of his campaign bus. A political operative says that the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor asked to do just that, a request Heather Bond Somers’ campaign manager denies was ever made. Duh, she doesn’t have commercial driver’s license. Somers […] [Read More]
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Moving on up. Sen. Bob Duff of Norwalk becomes Senate majority leader

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Good things come to those who wait, especially for legislative veterans such as Sen. Bob Duff and Majority Leader Martin Looney of New Haven. In a vote today, the 21-member majority voted to make Looney the powerful Senate President Pro Tempore, taking over from the retiring Don Williams. And Duff was voted majority leader. “I am […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley “Who’s your daddy?” Quinnipiac Poll nails it.

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That surprise day-before-the-election Quinnipiac University Poll turned out to be the harbinger of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s re-election,http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/How-Malloy-pulled-off-the-victory-5874196.phpshowing him with a three-point edge over Republican investor/Bush family friend Tom Foley from Greenwich. By early Wednesday, the three-point Malloy victory was confirmed, ending an aggressive, in-your-face-campaign complete with seven head-to-head meetings between Foley and Malloy, including a […] [Read More]
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Gun-control bill of 2013 worked both ways in House races

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Remember when the House was 97 Democrats to 54 Republicans? The majority still has it. But come January 7, when the next General Assembly gets sworn in,it might be 87 Democrats to 64 Republicans. One race is too close to call, according to Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden. He said that most of […] [Read More]
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Cover your eyes Sen. Blumenthal: the Empire State Building is lit up in red

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Dick Blumenthal is seeing red. On a night when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vanquished Republican Tom Foley, you’d think Connecticut’s senior Democratic senator would have cause to celebrate. Put away the bubbly. Not only did the Democrats lose control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections, but the Empire State Building observed the changing […] [Read More]
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