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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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Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, continues to recover from fall, run for re-election

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  From state Senator Andrew Maynard’s family:   “The Maynard Family appreciates the community’s continued patience and support for our brother, State Senator Andrew Maynard. It has been 11 weeks since his accident and based on the input from his medical staff, we continue to be optimistic about his ability to achieve a full recovery. […] [Read More]
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Election watchdog Common Cause files against Democratic State Central effort to use federal account

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Common Cause Connecticut, the election watchdog non-profit, has filed documents with the Federal Election Commission in opposition to the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee’s request to rule on whether the committee can use its federal account, usually used for Congressional races, to fund a statewide mailer in support of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.     […] [Read More]
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Tickets available Monday for Obama’s Bridgeport rally

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BRIDGEPORT – President Barrack Obama on Wednesday will rally Democrats during an open event at Central High School, state Democrats announced Sunday. The 8 p.m. rally is free but tickets are limited and will be distributed only on Monday beginning at 3:00 PM at 908 Wood Avenue and at 2484 East Main Street, according to […] [Read More]
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Rivals for governor stack their lineups of national political surrogates

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Not even Wolf Blitzer could assemble this lineup. As Connecticut’s high-stakes governor’s race builds to a crescendo, the candidates are pulling out all the stops to be seen with their respective party’s standard bearers, from a sitting president to a former president to a presidential prospect. Yes, it’s sweeps week in the Constitution State. It […] [Read More]
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Candidate for State Representative in the 149th District Democrat Marc Abrams debates State Rep. Livvy Floren during the Greewich League of Women Voters' political debate at the Town Hall in Greenwich, Conn., on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.

Under pressure from Malloy, Abrams drops out of 149th District race

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With the top of the Democratic ticket treating him as a pariah over a sexual harassment scandal — a freeze-out that goes all the way up to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — Greenwich Democrat Marc Abrams is suspending his General Assembly campaign in the 149th District. UPDATE 2:30 p.m. Abrams has released a statement explaining […] [Read More]
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Bill Clinton is President Obama’s advance team for Gov. Malloy

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A source who should know just told Hearst Connecticut Media that former President Bill Clinton (Connecticut Post file photo) will be stumping for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in Hartford on Monday, setting the scene for President Obama’s scheduled rally for Malloy in Bridgeport on Wednesday. [Read More]
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