CT Politics

Connecticut Politics

Murphy tweets: Canadians are very unhappy with me

on
As Toronto Star columnist Tim Harper points out, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5) is far from a household name in Canada. But Murphy woke up Friday morning to find that Harper, and in turn many other Canadians, are not too pleased with him. “This morning I learn that Canadians are VERY unhappy with me,” Murphy […] [Read More]
Categories: Chris Murphy

Thornton and Herbst agree to debate

on
TRUMBULL – Democratic First Selectman candidate Mary Beth Thornton called on current first selectman Tim Herbst to commit to a series of debates in the next few weeks in a press release Thursday. “I’m ready to meet her face to face to debate our competing philosophies, and I would put my record as first selectman […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Blumenthal mum on future of the Big East, UConn — for now

on
Remember what happened the last time a Big East school decided to hit the eject button on the conference? Democrat Richard Blumenthal, then attorney general of Connecticut, initiated a lawsuit against Boston College, its athletic director and four officials from the Atlantic Coast Conference, accusing them of a “backroom conspiracy to try to destroy the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

McMahon announcing Senate candidacy

on
Greenwich resident and 2010 GOP Senate nominee Linda McMahon is scheduled to formally announce her 2012 Senate candidacy today at an event in Southington. Follow Hearst Connecticut Media Group political reporter Neil Vigdor for live updates throughout the day. [Read More]
Categories: General

Trumbull first selectman challenger announces fiscal platform

on
TRUMBULL – (press release) Trumbull Democratic First Selectman candidate Mary Beth Thornton today outlined her plan for the town’s financial stability, calling for long-term structural change, an examination of internal processes, and the commissioning of a comprehensive analysis by outside experts to make recommendations for long-term structural change. “It’s time to develop and adopt a […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Lieberman talkin’ bout a revolution?

on
Moments after joining 36 fellow Senators to announce the new bipartisan “super committee” that will look for spending cuts, entitlement reform and tax reform, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) took to Twitter, comparing the group’s intentions to those who led Democratic revolutions in Arab nations this spring. “Maybe we 36 began a Washington Spring today,” Lieberman […] [Read More]

Rep. Murphy lands federal grant to relocate residents from Waterbury-Oxford Airport area

on
From WTNH News 8: The FAA will provide $5 million in federal grant funding to residents affected by noise levels. Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5) spearheaded the project to get funds for Middlebury residents who were affected by noise levels at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport. Murphy claims that residents of the Triangle Hills area of Middlebury have […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Primary results in Oxford, Trumbull, Stratford

on
Trumbull: GOP District 2 Town Council Jane Deyoe: 205 votes Jeff Donofrio: 170 Robert Pescatore: 103 Overall, 258 votes were cast of 977 eligible voters (26 percent turnout) A two-term incumbent, Robert Pescatore, Jr., R-2, failed in his bid to primary his way onto the November ballot. The party did not endorse him this time […] [Read More]
Categories: General