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Somers wins GOP nomination for Lt. Governor

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HARTFORD – GOP endorsed candidate and six-term state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford has conceded the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor to former Groton Mayor Heather Somers. Bacchiochi lost by 771 votes and does not plan to seek a recount. Somers took 34.5 percent of the vote compared to 33.6 percent for […] [Read More]
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Heather Bond Somers during a visit to Greenwich in February. Credit: Keelin Daly/Stamford Advocate

Somers leading Lt. Governor race

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HARTFORD – Former Groton Mayor Heather Somers holds a narrow lead over two challengers for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, state election officials said. With all of the votes counted, Somers has 27,083 votes, compared to 26,312 for six-term state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi of Stafford and 25,026 for former U.S. Comptroller David Walker of […] [Read More]
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Foley gets an ice bath for ALS challenge

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Tom Foley is letting his hair down. The GOP nominee for governor took the ALS ice bucket challenge in Trumbull this morning, with primary foe John McKinney dousing him in ice water. Foley challenged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to follow suit, in addition to state Democratic Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo and Malloy strategist Roy Occhiogrosso. See […] [Read More]
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John Mckinney takes ice bucket challenge

McKinney challenges Foley, Malloy to ALS “ice bucket challenge”

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Moments after conceding defeat in the GOP primary to Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, John McKinney took the “ice bucket challenge” to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, or ALS. In case you haven’t heard, participants in the challenge pour buckets of ice water over their heads, then challenge their friends to do the same via […] [Read More]
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Andres Ayala wins Democratic primary for Bridgeport state senate

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State Senator Andres Ayala celebrated a dominating primary win over his opponent Scott Hughes Tuesday night. At his campaign office on East Main street supporters and volunteers filed in early and by 8:30 p.m., shortly after the polls officially closed, people started celebrating as numbers came in and word spread that he won. Americo Santiago, […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Working Families Party congratulates Marilyn Moore

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BRIDGEPORT - The Connecticut Working Families Party, out in force to support Marilyn Moore in her successful bid to win the Democratic primary in the 22nd Senate District, over incumbent State Senator Anthony Musto, was quick to congratulate her. And quick to turn their focus on November. “Congratulations to Marilyn Moore,” said Lindsay Farrell, Executive Director of the […] [Read More]
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Finch reacts to election results

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BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Bill Finch issued the following statement late Tuesday on election results that saw him go three for four in his picks advancing. In the fourth, the 22nd Senate District race between Anthony Musto and Marilyn Moore, Finch was still saying it had yet to be called even after Musto conceded and Moore […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Carry takes credit for McKinney defeat

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Here is the press release that Connecticut Carry issued upon news of the Tom Foley victory in the GOP primary for governor: Connecticut Gun Owners Tell John McKinney “You are unfit for office” By defeating John McKinney, candidate for Governor, in the primaries, Connecticut gun owners today declared John McKinney Unfit for Office. This goes […] [Read More]
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