Chris Donovan says he can’t quit Chris Donovan

In an email message to supporters of his embattled congressional bid, state House Speaker Chris Donovan, D-Meriden, pulls a bit of a Brokeback Mountain and promises he won’t quit on them or on
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The “R” in Shays’ Rolodex is for Rove

If Fox News is part of your DNA chain, you probably think he’s a genius. In contrast, the mere mention of the name Karl Rove tends to make the MsNBC demographic shudder. To them, he is a mad
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Bernier to Donovan: How do you like your chicken?

Justin Bernier, part of the quartet of Republicans running for Congress in the 5th District, is telling House Speaker Chris Donovan to man up. Donovan sent Tom Swan into the dragon’s lair this
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Donovan lawyers up, retains same legal eagle as Shays

The parallels are striking — two candidates named Chris running for Congress, a trusted lieutenant in their respective campaigns busted by the feds. When the FBI arrested the finance director of
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Could Donovan’s woes give rich candidates a bounce?

We posed that question to Linda McMahon this morning during a campaign stop in Stamford. The professional wrestling mogul and Republican Senate contender could have tried to spin the Chris Donovan
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Legislative leaders: Donovan should cooperate and act quickly to address issues that led to federal indictment of campaign staffer

House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey: “I am shocked by the allegations contained in the Federal indictment. Sadly, they cast a shadow over the entire legislative process, and for that reason I am
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Woman at heart of roll-your-own controversy says knows nothing of Donovan scandal

In the final days of the 2012 legislative session Traci Scalzi was a familiar face inside the Capitol in Hartford. Scalzi, owner of roll-you-own cigarette shops in Norwalk and Orange, was personally
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Roraback on arrest of Donovan’s finance director

State Sen. Andrew Roraback, R-Goshen, the GOP’s nominee to run for the 5th Congressional District seat, this afternoon said he was “shocked and speechless” by the news surrounding Democrat Chris
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