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Mayor Bill Finch congratulates Malloy on possible re-election

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BRIDGEPORT – While official election numbers are not in to call the race and Tom Foley has not yet fully conceded, Mayor Bill Finch has already congratulated his fellow democrat Dannel P. Malloy, who said he was going to win. “I’m thrilled that Governor Dan Malloy will be serving another term as the chief executive of […] [Read More]
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Malloy: ‘We are going to win this thing’

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A confident Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressed a cheering crowd of supporters Wednesday morning at the Society Room in Hartford, and declared “We are going to win this thing.” Shortly before Malloy took the stage, Democratic state chair Jonathan Harris told the crowd at party headquarters that Malloy has 413,000 votes to Foley’s 401,000, according […] [Read More]
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Toni Boucher re-elected in 26th Senate District

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In the 26th Senate District, Republican Toni Boucher, of Wilton, was re-elected to a fourth term, beating Democrat Philip Sharlach. Sharlach conceded defeat before all votes in that multi-town district were tallied. The 26th Senate District includes Westport, Wilton, Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield and Weston. [Read More]
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Greenberg concedes 5th Congressional District to Esty

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Democrat Elizabeth Esty won her second term in the House of Representatives and Republican businessman Mark Greenberg  struck out on his third try to represent Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. Unofficial results showed the 55-year-old congresswoman from Cheshire had 51 percent of the vote with 47 percent of districts reporting at 11:15 p.m.. “We have the […] [Read More]
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Ansonia referendum results

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Ansonia – Voters failed to reduce the number of wards and alderman in a close vote but decided to give more power to the mayor in hiring and firing and introducing budgets. Questions and results below. – Reduction of wards and aldermen. Yes: 2,118 No: 2,135  Does not pass -Reduction of Board of Apportionment and […] [Read More]
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McKinney: Foley damaged by attack ads

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My how the times change. Once bitter adversaries for the Republican nomination for governor, state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney admonished Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday for his TV attacks on GOP challenger Tom Foley. “He has brought our politics to a new low,” McKinney said. McKinney, who reached a peace accord with Foley the […] [Read More]
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Voters turned away from polls in New Haven

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People looking to register and vote the same day were turned away in New Haven. About 100 people were turned away when polls closed at 8 p.m, according to NBC Connecticut. Some voters were reportedly waiting line for up to two and a half hours. This is the second year that voters can do same-day […] [Read More]
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10 pivotal election issues that weren’t

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What issues are top of mind in voters’ minds as they cast ballots Tuesday? Anthony Corrado, professor of government at Colby College in Maine, says that while candidates and lawmakers from both parties are politicizing the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak and the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Corrado […] [Read More]
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