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L. Scott Frantz

Amid The Partisan Bickering In Hartford, A Republican And A Democrat Found Love

Amid The Partisan Bickering In Hartford, A Republican And A Democrat Found Love

He’s the Republican grandson of Cuban exiles who has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association and volunteered for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

She's a pro-business Democrat who graduated from Harvard and worked on Barack Obama’s first campaign for president.

Can the two state lawmakers from opposite political parties build a life together in an age marked by partisan bickering and sharp ideological divisions?

Art Linares and Caroline Simmons insist it’s possible. “We don’t look at this as a political issue,’’ said Linares, a tall, dark-haired 28-year-old who has represented several lower Connecticut Valley towns in the state Senate...

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