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FILE - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Republican candidate Tom Foley accepts the nomination for governor at the Connecticut Republican Convention in Uncasville, Conn. Foley will use Connecticut's public financing program to fund his second gubernatorial campaign after spending millions of his own money on the 2010 election, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Foley’s $1.4 million payday

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Republican Tom Foley’s evolution from prolific self-funder to a publicly-subsidized candidate for governor is complete. The state Elections Enforcement Commission awarded Foley $1.4 million in taxpayer funds Wednesday for his GOP primary campaign against state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield. “Tom is pleased to have qualified for the grant,” said Chris Cooper, a spokesman […] [Read More]
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SEIU, Connecticut’s largest single union, schedules event for Malloy and Wyman this afternoon. What could it be?

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The Connecticut Service Employees International Union has scheduled “an important announcement” with Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman at noon. So the event is most likely not going to be an endorsement for Jonathan Pelto, the wild card third-party hopeful for governor. The  SEIU represents more than 65,000 health care workers, janitors and child […] [Read More]
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Former President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, preapre to land on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church while celebrating Bush's 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Bush country: Greenwich pays tribute to “41″

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Birthday cards are for amateurs. So are cakes. Ninety candles — not gonna do it. Not when you’re feting the oldest living former president: George H.W. Bush. Friends and family members are throwing a belated birthday bash in Greenwich July 9 for the 41st president, who turned 90 on June 12, Hearst Connecticut Media has […] [Read More]
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The Twitter feed of Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton on July 1, 2014.

Bend it like Boughton

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The USA survived the “group of death.” Mark Boughton wasn’t as fortunate. Boughton’s failed conquest for the GOP nomination for governor hasn’t tempered his enthusiasm for U.S.A. soccer. Danbury’s longest-serving mayor jokingly announced via his Twitter account Tuesday that the Hat City is imposing a ban on brussel sprouts and Belgian waffles ahead of this […] [Read More]
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Office of State Ethics fines Diageo and Pfizer $5,000 each for unreported partying at 2012 Democratic National Convention

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Diageo North America, Inc. the liquor and wine importer and Pfizer, Inc. the druggists, violated the state Code of Ethics by failing to report expenditures associated with receptions that each hosted during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  The firms agreed to $5,000 fines for hosting separate receptions in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 2012 Democratic National […] [Read More]
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley set to get $1.35 million on Wednesday

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Here is the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the State Elections Enforcement Commission meeting, which will approve grants for upcoming primaries. Foley, who spent more than $11 million of his personal fortune in a losing cause against Dan Malloy in 2010, is in line for $1.35 million in public financing for the run up to […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., right, seen with her daughter, Sarah Esty, in the White House briefing room.

Nice work if you can get it: Esty’s daughter snags White House internship

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It’s good to be Sarah Esty. You went to Harvard. You’re on track to get your MBA and JD from Yale. Your LinkedIn profile screams over-achiever. And now the White House is calling. Esty, the 24-year-old daughter of Connecticut Democratic Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, was accepted Thursday to the White House internship program. The graduate student […] [Read More]
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State treasurer Denise Nappier, left, laughs with Stratford Democratic mayoral candidate Joe Paul outside Nichols School in Stratford, Conn., on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Nappier to fill her coffers in New Canaan

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In Connecticut politics, the treasury goes by another name: the Gold Coast. Democrat Denise Nappier, the nation’s first black female state treasurer and Connecticut’s longest-serving statewide office holder, will prime the pump for her re-election campaign at a New Canaan fundraiser Friday night, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Marilyn Ford, a professor of law at […] [Read More]
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