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Connecticut Politics

Troopers’ union endorses Donovan w/ staffing bill in limbo

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The General Assembly before adjourning Wednesday failed to take action on Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s bill eliminating a state police staffing minimum. However lawmakers said the measure will likely be revived and wrapped into a bill the legislature must pass in the coming weeks implementing the revised state budget. It will be interesting to see what happens with Malloy’s proposal now […] [Read More]
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Oakes meets with Murphy, endorsement forthcoming

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Matthew Oakes, the poor, disabled, gay East Hartford Trekkie who launched an unlikely bid for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, is exiting the race to back U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. Oakes during Saturday’s nominating convention came in a distant third. Murphy received 76 percent of the delegate vote and ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz […] [Read More]
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An up-Hill grind

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If Brian K. Hill is to crash the party at this Friday’s state Republican convention, the U.S. Senate hopeful will have to garner at least 10 percent of the delegates during the first round of voting to make it onto the second ballot. Hill is protesting the threshold, which he says is part of a […] [Read More]
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Local pols out in force

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No shortage of local officials at the Democratic Party convention at Central Connecticut State University Saturday. Most were solidly in the Murphy camp. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, a former state senator: “I worked with Chris Murphy in the Senate for many years when he was the leader in health care reform at the very beginning […] [Read More]
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Matthew Oakes may back Murphy, Whitnum’s a no show

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Underdog U.S. Senate candidate Matthew Oakes of East Hartford got one vote at Saturday’s Democratic Convention. Oakes going into the event knew U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy was “the chosen one” and that he was not going to come close to earning enough support to qualify for a primary. So what now? Oakes said he has […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, at Democratic convention says city will commemorate the late Margaret E. Morton

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Finch said that the Bridgeport City Hall Annex – for those of a certain age the former Read’s Department Store – will be named after the late Sen. Margaret E. Morton, who recently died. [Read More]
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No mention of Bysiewicz

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In his acceptance remarks, Chris Murphy avoided any mention of Susan Bysiewicz, who plans to contest him in a Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate nomination. He did, however, point to his 3-to-1 margin as a “resounding” victory. [Read More]
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Blumenthal warns delegates of McMahon’s millions

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal fired up the delegates to the State Democratic Party convention in New Britain by reminding them of the “$50 million negative attack machine” that Republican candidate Linda McMahon waged against him in the 2010 senatorial campaign. McMahon is one of the two leading candidates to be the GOP standard-bearer in the election […] [Read More]
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