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  • True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us

    True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us
    Democrats may have won every statewide office, re-won every U.S. House seat, and kept majorities in both houses of the state legislature in the last election. But the Nov. 4 results were not the inevitable outcome of a powerhouse of a state Democratic...
  • State Republicans Hold Out Hope For Gain In U.S. House Seats

    State Republicans Hold Out Hope For Gain In U.S. House Seats
    HARTFORD — Ever since longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Shays lost in November 2008, the entire Connecticut delegation to Washington, D.C., has consisted of Democrats. The five-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has...
  • Gun Bill Supporters Overwhelmingly Re-Elected

    Gun Bill Supporters Overwhelmingly Re-Elected
    Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey reportedly said some Democrats, particularly freshmen, lost seats in the General Assembly because they voted yes on the 2013 gun safety reform bill. Speaker Sharkey's assessment of the political risk of...
  • Christie To Appear At Diner Where Owner Clashed With City, Malloy

    Christie To Appear At Diner Where Owner Clashed With City, Malloy
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be appearing Tuesday at a Stamford diner where the owner had clashed for years with the city and its mayor, Dannel P. Malloy. Curley’s Diner became an issue during the 2010 gubernatorial race when the owner,...
  • Walker For Lt. Gov. On Republican Ticket

    Walker For Lt. Gov. On Republican Ticket
    If you harbor the suspicion that state government could run more efficiently and less expensively, you might want to call in a no-nonsense accountant with a green eyeshade to poke around the bureaucratic labyrinth. Someone like David Walker. Mr....
  • Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch

    Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch
    The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns. With early...
  • Visconti Qualifies For Governor's Race

    Visconti Qualifies For Governor's Race
    HARTFORD — Joe Visconti has muscled his way onto the November ballot, securing at least 7,500 signatures in his grassroots quest for the state's highest office. But the tea party Republican, critic of the Common Core and defender of gun owners'...
  • Walker Running For Lieutenant Governor To 'Save The State'

     Walker Running For Lieutenant Governor To 'Save The State'
    BRIDGEPORT — David M. Walker is an accountant who has run three federal government agencies and two not-for-profits and spent 20 years in the private sector. He is now seeking a job in Hartford that has no constitutional authority except presiding...
  • Bridgeport Is Worse Off Than Stockton

    Bridgeport Is Worse Off Than Stockton
    Stockton is one of California's larger cities. Nearly a year ago, its city council voted to file for bankruptcy. This is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in the nation's history. Bridgeport, however, is in worse financial condition that Stockton...
  • Does Foley Want A Redo? He Talks Of 'Wisconsin Moment'

    GREENWICH -- Tom Foley is back and hoping for a Republican turnaround that will become Connecticut's own Wisconsin moment. After coming within less than 1 percentage point of becoming governor in 2010, in Connecticut's closest gubernatorial election...
  • Temperament, Ability Make Murphy Best Democrat For Senate

    Temperament, Ability Make Murphy Best Democrat For Senate
    U.S. Senate seats in Connecticut open rarely. One of those opportunities for change occurs this year, with the retirement of independent DemocratJoseph I. Liebermanafter four terms — 24 years — in office. The Courant's editorial board...