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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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Former Fifth District candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, husband, plead guilty to making illegal campaign contributions. Co-conspirator is likely John Rowland, former disgraced governor

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This from the Dept of Justice: “The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the United States Postal Inspection Service announced that LISA WILSON-FOLEY, a former candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, and her husband, BRIAN FOLEY, of Simsbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart prof, recalling the tight 2010 gubernatorial race, thinks cross endorsements will be the key

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  Gary Rose, chairman of the Dept of Government and Politics at SHU, said in an interview a little while ago that the 2014 race has all the potential for a photo finish as the 2010 contest between Republican Tom Foley and Dan Malloy, who won by a razor-thin 6,404 votes. Recalling that Malloy got […] [Read More]
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Would you vote for Gov. Malloy today?

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[View the story "Would you vote for Malloy again? Readers react" on Storify] [Read More]
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