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Former Fifth District candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, husband, plead guilty to making illegal campaign contributions. Co-conspirator is likely John Rowland, former disgraced governor

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This from the Dept of Justice: “The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the United States Postal Inspection Service announced that LISA WILSON-FOLEY, a former candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, and her husband, BRIAN FOLEY, of Simsbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to […] [Read More]
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Sacred Heart prof, recalling the tight 2010 gubernatorial race, thinks cross endorsements will be the key

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  Gary Rose, chairman of the Dept of Government and Politics at SHU, said in an interview a little while ago that the 2014 race has all the potential for a photo finish as the 2010 contest between Republican Tom Foley and Dan Malloy, who won by a razor-thin 6,404 votes. Recalling that Malloy got […] [Read More]
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Would you vote for Gov. Malloy today?

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A screen capture from the re-election campaign website of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy taken Friday, March 28, 2014.

Game on: Malloy declares for re-election

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The schadenfreude is over. After months of playing it coy about his re-election plans, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared his bid for a second term Friday in an email to supporters that linked to his official campaign website. It sets in motion what is expected to be a tough grind for the Democrat, who has […] [Read More]
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Malloy: Connecticut ‘leading the nation’ on minimum wage

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At a ceremony Thursday evening in New Britain, Connecticut Gov. Dannell Malloy signed legislation that will raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017. That new rate is projected to be the highest minimum wage in the country by that time, although other state might enact wage increases over the next three years. […] [Read More]
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Former President Bill Clinton left, speaks with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., center, and Ted Kennedy Jr., right, after a Yale Law School ceremony honoring his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton at Yale University, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in New Haven, Conn.  Clinton received the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit, which is presented annually to those who have made a substantial contribution to public service or the legal profession. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The next lion of the Senate?

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Revered by the political left in deep blue Connecticut, the Kennedy name and mystique doesn’t exactly engender warm and fuzzy feelings among the GOP minority in the state — but there’s an asterisk. The prospective debut of Ted Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the late lion of the U.S. Senate, as a candidate for […] [Read More]
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Obama commends legislature on minimum wage vote

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Connecticut lawmakers have approved an increase in the state’s minimum wage–a move that’s sparked reactions from all sides: criticism from Republicans, congratulations from Democrats, including President Barack Obama. Obama’s pat on the back isn’t entirely unexpected. The president has been pushing for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. That’s the […] [Read More]
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The Republican Governors Association is putting its own spin on March Madness by filling out a bracket with governors from 32 blue states, including Connecticut.

Cutting down the nets?

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Does Dan Malloy have a little Kemba Walker in him? Or will this be Christian Laettner all over again? Connecticut’s first-term governor is on a collision course with his New York counterpart Andrew Cuomo, with the winner advancing to the Final Four. Not that Final Four. The Republican Governors Association, led by Malloy nemesis Chris […] [Read More]
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