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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley poses for a photo with Matthew Bilotta, a GOP primary voter and diesel mechanic, outside John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Conn., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Taking the photo is Foley's son, Tom Foley Jr.

Foley projects confidence in final hours of voting

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WATERBURY — Republican gubernatorial contender Tom Foley, making his final public appearance before the polls close at 8 p.m., dismissed theories that low turnout helps his GOP primary opponent, John McKinney. “I don’t think turnout is going to change the result,” Foley told Hearst Connecticut Media outside John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury Tuesday […] [Read More]
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Abbondanza: Foley’s primary night spread

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WATERBURY — Nothing helps boost Republican turnout like eggplant rollatini. Tom Foley’s supporters will be treated to the best sauteed escarole and mortadella taxpayer money can buy tonight at Waterbury’s Pontelandolfo Community Club in the Brass City, where the favorite to win the GOP nomination for governor is holding his primary party. Foley accepted $1.4 […] [Read More]
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Shelton, Newtown lead in GOP turnout

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Here are some late afternoon turnout figures for Southwestern and Western CT, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. Many towns, however, have not reported. Ansonia-11.9 percent Brookfield-9.4 Danbury-12.1 Darien-9.5 Derby-13.1 Greenwich-12.5 Milford-9.5 New Canaan-7.4 Norwalk-11.9 Newtown-12.6 Ridgefield-8.3 Seymour-10.3 Shelton-20.4 Westport-13.3 Wilton-7.3 [Read More]
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Foley GOP HQ

Live Coverage: The 2014 Connecticut Primaries

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy before speaking at Kaiser Hall Gymnasium on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  President Obama discussed his support to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and was joined by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy.

Malloy: my opponent will roll back minimum wage, paid sick leave reform

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Politics 101: define your opponent before they can define you. But what if you don’t have an opponent yet? Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t going to let formalities stand in the way, warning on a White House conference call Tuesday that the winner of today’s GOP primary for governor will roll back minimum wage and […] [Read More]
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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton talks about the future after dropping out of the governor's race earlier this week.
He is photographed at Danbury City Hall Friday, June 20, 2014.

Boughton at peace being on the sidelines of gubernatorial primary

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Oh, what might have been for Mark Boughton. Despite a respectable second-place finish at the state GOP convention in May, Danbury’s longest serving mayor finds himself as the odd-man out of Republican primary voting for governor. Boughton, who dropped out of the race in June because he couldn’t raise the money to qualify for public […] [Read More]
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Newtown voters leading region’s single-digit turnout for McKinney\Foley clash

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“Turnout appears to be light and we have not encountered any serious problems at the polls,” said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, releasing mid-day turnout figures for the GOP gubernatorial primary. “The turnout will go up during the day, but it remains to be seen whether it can get to the 25 or 30-percent […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy climbs through a hatch on board the Historic Ship Nautilus as he tours the Submarine Force Library and Museum and Historic Ship Nautilus in Groton, Conn., as part of a visit to tourist attractions in the region Thursday, July 3, 2014. Malloy's tour continued to Ocean Beach Park and lunch at the park's Sandbar Cafe before returning to Hartford for a meeting with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The Nautilus was the first nuclear powered submarine. (AP Photo/The Day, Sean D. Elliot)

Nothing to sweat for Malloy on primary day for a change

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Four years ago, it was Ned Lamont. Eight years ago, it was John DeStefano Jr. But this time around, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is a mere spectator on primary day, with Democrats having cleared the path to the November general election of any obstacles for the first-term incumbent. Malloy, who was involved in hard-fought primaries […] [Read More]
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