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Jason Paul, Democratic candidate for General Assembly in the 48th House District, holds up a pro-gun control side at a Second Amendment rally outside the Capitol in Hartford Saturday, April 5, 2014. Contributed photo.

If you want to destroy my sweater

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Argyle was a bold choice. Even more so, was the decision by Jason Paul, a Democrat from Colchester running for the General Assembly on a gun control platform, to picket a Second Amendment rally outside the Capitol in Hartford this past Saturday all by his lonesome. Paul, 27, posted the photo above on his Facebook […] [Read More]
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Elizabeth Kerr, communications director for Congressman Jim Himes, D-Conn., during a meeting of the editorial board of the 
Connecticut Post May 1, 2013.

Help wanted: Himes loses longtime aide Kerr

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If you can’t explain what a derivative is, this probably isn’t the job for you. And don’t count on lunching with the boss at Five Guys. But so far as the food chain of Capitol Hill flacks goes, your prospective employer is no back bencher — Jim Himes is on the House Financial Services Committee […] [Read More]
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Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for state Senate

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An American political dynasty has set its sights on the “new frontier” of the 21st Century: Connecticut. Ted Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the late lion of the U.S. Senate, will make his debut Tuesday as a candidate for the Legislature in his hometown of Branford, multiple sources tell Hearst Connecticut Media. The 52-year-old […] [Read More]
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GOP gubernatorial debate next Friday, but Tom Foley, ahead in the polls, is giving it a miss

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FoxCT and The Hartford Courant are sponsoring the first debate of the 2014 gubernatorial season next week. It will be held at noon on the 11th at the auditorium of the Mark Twain House on Farmington Avenue and will be broadcast on FoxCT Sunday, the 13th at 10 o’clock in the morning. Expected participants include […] [Read More]
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Republicans stand in line to take credit for Malloy’s executive order. Plus, a little log-rolling for a Democrat

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  A standard cliche is the old English adage of “Success has many father, but failure is an orphan.” So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a certain strata of Republican House members are claiming authorship of the new Connecticut open data portal – Data.ct.gov – which was the result of Malloy’s Executive Order […] [Read More]
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“My blue heaven” — how Democratic delegates are apportioned

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Learn About Tableau In six weeks, 1,737 delegates from across Connecticut will assemble in Hartford for the state Democratic convention, where they are expected to endorse Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by acclamation for a second term. The party’s monopoly on the state’s largest cities is quite pronounced in the interactive map above and represents a […] [Read More]
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Committee votes down Nash request to sue

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HARTFORD — A reluctant, empathetic Judiciary Committee this afternoon turned down Charla Nash’s request for permission to sue Connecticut for allowing Travis the chimp to maul here in a near-fatal attack in Stamford. The vote, after 25 minutes of debate, was overwhelming. The bill still awaits action in the House and Senate. “I am heartbroken,” […] [Read More]
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Conventional wisdom: which towns have the most GOP delegates

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Learn About Tableau The deadline for both state parties to certify their lists of delegates to their upcoming conventions is Wednesday. With that in mind, we thought we would take a closer look at which cities and towns command the most delegates, starting with the Republicans and using a valuable new interactive mapping tool called […] [Read More]
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