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State Supreme Court Justice Andrew J. McDonald, a former state senator from Stamford who had been Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s chief legal counsel, will administer the oath of office to his former boss Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the state armory in Hartford.

Stamford’s McDonald to administer oath to Malloy

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HARTFORD — Sixty-three words. When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is sworn-in to a second term Wednesday afternoon at the state armory in Hartford, his longtime Stamford confidante Andrew McDonald will do the honors of administering the oath of office. “I think I pretty much know it by heart,” McDonald told Hearst Connecticut Media Wednesday morning. […] [Read More]
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President Barack Obama raises the hand of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, during a rally at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Obama visited Bridgeport to rally the heavily Democratic city in an effort to re-elect Malloy in Tuesday's midterm election where he will rematch with GOP candidate Tom Foley. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Malloy scraps visit to White House because of weather, flight delay

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Gov. Dan Malloy’s victory lap was supposed to take the midterm election survivor to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on the eve of his second inaugural. But a flight delay caused by wintry weather in the Northeast Tuesday has forced Malloy to scrap his travel plans. For the first time since President Barack Obama campaigned for him […] [Read More]
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Rowland sentencing postponed

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Fears that the sentencing of former Gov. John G. Rowland would cast a pall over Wednesday’s inaugural of incumbent Dannel P. Malloy were allayed Monday, with prosecutors reaching an agreement with Rowland’s lawyers to delay his appearance before a federal judge. No makeup date has been set yet for Rowland’s sentencing for campaign fraud. In […] [Read More]
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CPTV apologizes after Downton premiere gets chopped

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The weekend ended on down note for Connecticut’s public television affiliate. Just as a fire consumed Lady Edith’s bedroom at Downton Abbey, the highly-anticipated season premiere of the British television series came to an abrupt end Sunday night on CPTV. Viewers suddenly found themselves watching an ad for the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, […] [Read More]
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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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