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GOP candidate nominated in 105th race

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Republicans have nominated their candidate in the 105th District race for state representative. Robert Willis, 30,. of Seymour, will be facing off against┬áTheresa Conroy, the Democratic incumbent state representative. The district includes Seymour, Beacon Falls and part of Derby. Republicans had earlier nominated Leonard Greene Jr., who dropped out of the race because of new […] [Read More]
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Nappier ad levels cronyism claims against Herbst in Trumbull

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Denise Nappier is giving new meaning to the strong, silent type. The least visible of the all the candidates for statewide office, the 16-year Democratic treasurer is set to hit the airwaves next week with new ad accusing her Republican challenger, Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, of cronyism. The 30-second spot says that Herbst awarded […] [Read More]
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New Foley commercial uses beach footage from… Hawaii?

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    Here’s Tom Foley’s new TV ad, in which he says state families are being “squeezed” under Gov. Malloy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn89t5tFoMo&feature=youtu.be The ad, though, seems to include some stock footage from a family enjoying a Hawaiian vacation.   http://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-4681478-stock-footage-a-family-relaxing-on-a-sandy-hawaiian-beach-as-the-sun-sets.html?src=rel/4681451:0 [Read More]
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Amid pomp, and pigs, Connecticut politics focuses on New London

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NEW LONDON — The Garde Arts Center is about 90 minutes away from becoming ground zero in the 2014 gubernatorial election. Now-soaked supporters of Republican Tom Foley won pride of place, occupying the corner fronting the historic Garde Arts Center, right under the upcoming Masters of Illusion marquee. Across the street is the union encampment, […] [Read More]
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“Fumblin’ in New London?” Three gubernatorial candidates meet for first time tonight

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Joe Visconti, (left) the conservative, gun-rights advocate from West Hartford who petitioned his way onto the 2014 ballot for governor fair-and-square, has been kept out of previous debates between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican investor Tom Foley of Greenwich. But tonight, Visconti, with 9-percent support in the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, will be […] [Read More]
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Deadline for Tom Foley’s federal tax extension is today.

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On September 26, high up in a downtown Hartford law office, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley allowed reporters to examine cover sheets for his 2010, 2011 and 2012 federal income taxes. Reporters were told that Foley had an extension for his 2013 filing. None of his Connecticut tax filings were included in the batch on […] [Read More]
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Stratford Mayor James Harkins (left) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch share the podium as they speak prior to the signing of documents resolving the long disputed construction of a new runway safety zone at Sikorsky Memorial Airport, in Stratford, Conn., April 17th, 2013.

Stratford’s GOP mayor gripes about footing tab for Obama

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A Sikorsky homecoming for Marine One is instead turning into a frosty reception for the presidential chopper. On the eve of a visit by President Barack Obama to Connecticut to campaign for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Republican mayor of Stratford is griping about taxpayers in his town having to shoulder some of the […] [Read More]
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joins Connecticut gubernatorial candidate to call potential voters during a stop in Trumbull, Conn. Oct. 6, 2014. It was Christie's third trip to Connecticut stumping for Foley and other republican candidates. Foley is challenging democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.

Christie cancels campaign appearance with Foley

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The bromance between Tom Foley and Chris Christie is on a hiatus. Citing a scheduling conflict with his duties as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie canceled a joint appearance with Foley scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at a farm — ironically named Fair Weather Acres — in Rocky Hill. It would have been the […] [Read More]
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