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Hillary Clinton gets coy with Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

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It took “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart less than a minute and a half to turn his interview with Hillary Clinton from the former Secretary of State’s new memoir to her potential run for president in 2016. [Read More]

Walker hits the airwaves with first campaign ad

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Dave Walker is calling in his markers. Having put running mate John McKinney in a position to qualify for public funding in the governor’s race, the Republican lieutenant governor hopeful from Bridgeport commanded $40,000 for his first television ad from a joint war chest. The 30-second ad debuted on Connecticut’s four major television networks Tuesday, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Esty introduces bill for stamp to support families of fallen service members

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Esty joined Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif. – a Vietnam War veteran and Meriden, Conn. native – to introduce the bill Friday that calls on the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp that honors military loved ones. [Read More]
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Game on: Christie to raise cash for Malloy’s ouster

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Maybe the George Washington Bridge will be closed — wishful thinking for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Malloy’s New Jersey nemesis, Chris Christie, will invade Connecticut later this month for a big ticket fundraiser in support of Malloy’s ouster in the midterm elections, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned. Christie, a polarizing figure who is entertaining a […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley, Republican candidate for governor, meets with the News-Times editorial board Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.

Foley agrees to meet with newspapers — with a caveat

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Republican Tom Foley is giving newspaper editorial boards one bite at the apple this midterm election season. Making his second run for governor, the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland has committed to sitting down with and answering questions from newspaper editors around the state as part of the time-old endorsement process. Fighting the label that […] [Read More]
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Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Penny Bacchiochi speaks during a visit to the the AFL-CIO political convention at the Omni Hotel in New Haven, Conn., Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Peter Caolino )

Bacchiochi blames the media for bigotry flap in lieutenant gov race

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The GOP’s endorsed candidate for lieutenant governor is further distancing herself from racism claims made against a rival opponent that were attributed to her by multiple media outlets. State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, appearing Monday on the Lee Elci Show on 94.9 FM in the New London area, denied accusing GOP primary foe Dave Walker of […] [Read More]
Categories: Election 2014
Seen in this screen capture, taken July 7, 2014, is Republican Tom Foley's first television ad of the GOP primary race for governor.

Democrats file election complaint against Foley

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The Democratic State Central Committee leveled allegations Monday that Republican Tom Foley exceeded spending caps for publicly-funded candidates for governor. It filed a six-page complaint with the state Elections Enforcement Commission, the same day that Foley released his first television ad in the GOP primary race for governor. The Connecticut Democrats say that there is […] [Read More]
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Tom Foley TV ad$ will go up on the air starting Monday on all four major broadcast stations.

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On Wednesday, Greenwich millionaire Tom Foley finally got his $1.4 million grant from the Citizens Election Fund. But the day before – July 1 – his campaign inked more than $50,000 in TV ads that will begin airing July 7. His latest campaign finance filing from back in April said that he had already spent […] [Read More]
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