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Jeb Bush picks Greenwich as springboard for potential White House bid

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Jeb Bush’s flirtation with running for president in 2016 will take the former Florida governor to the familiar and lush stomping grounds of the Bush political clan: Greenwich. The Republican will raise money for his newly-created leadership PAC at a reception Wednesday in the hometown of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Proof that […] [Read More]
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Source: Rep. Auden Grogins will be nominated to Superior Court

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Political wannabes in Bridgeport are already lining up to replace Sen. Andres Ayala, who last week was nominated to head the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Now, veteran Rep. Auden Grogins, a lawyer, will not take the oath of office next week because, according to knowledgeable Capitol sources, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is about to […] [Read More]
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Nancy DiNardo of Trumbull, Democratic State Central Committee chairman for 10 years, to step down

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A source indicates that Nancy DiNardo, possible the longest-serving state Democratic chairman in the Northeast, will not seek re-election when her terms ends on January 21. [Read More]
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Doba leaving, Bergman to be gov’s spokesman

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Here’s the release from the governor’s office: Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Andrew Doba will be stepping down as Director of Communications at the end of Governor Malloy’s first term, with Mark Bergman taking over in the position. “Doba has been a close adviser of mine since he joined this administration. I’ve valued […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Himes supports rollback of Wall Street derivatives regulation he helped author

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Liberal stalwarts such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and even President Obama opposed language in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that ratchets back provisions in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law restricting bank trading in potentially toxic derivatives. But Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., a key architect of the section in Dodd-Frank that put derivatives under regulatory […] [Read More]
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Barnes and Ojakian Malloy’s solid inner circle, gluttons for punishment, to stay for second term

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that Chief of Staff Mark Ojakian and Benjamin Barnes, secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, will remain on the job when his next terms starts on January 7, 2015.   “Mark and Ben have played critical senior roles in my administration, leading the work we’ve accomplished these […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Election Day turnout was less than 38 percent; Stamford 51-plus; Greenwich 59 %; Danbury 46.57

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Let’s be kind and say that Election Day didn’t exactly galvanize Connecticut voters, who turned out at a mediocre 55.57 percent. That’s a whopping one percent higher than the 2010 throwdown between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley of Greenwich. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill just released the final numbers that indicate […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal renews call to ban powdered caffeine

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday will renew a call for the FDA to ban powdered caffeine, a teaspoon of which is equal to the caffeine in 25 cups of coffee. Blumenthal and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will meet with the parents of an Ohio high school wrestler and prom king who died in May after […] [Read More]
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