| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's opponents jumped on the governor's newest campaign commercial on Monday for featuring the Newtown tragedy and using a disputed number to describe the state's debt situation.
Released on Monday morning, the 30-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:41 AM
After the Newtown massacre of Dec. 14, 2012, the state's Democratic governor and legislative leaders began work on a major gun safety bill. Republican state Sen. John McKinney, whose district includes Newtown, had to make a decision. He could oppose the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:37 PM
If you have not already this holiday weekend, take a few minutes to read the Declaration of Independence that those brave delegates to the Second Continental Congress adopted on pain of death 238 years ago. Its stirring opening, "When in the course of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:48 PM
A political column is probably the wrong place for this, but: Tom Foley, will you marry me?
I ask because I've been watching and re-watching Foley's new commercial, which is not so much about his race for governor as about what a good husband he'd make....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:19 PM
It has begun. Swords are unsheathed and unflattering comments fill the air. Expect 15 weeks of recriminations between now and November, with the Republicans practicing on each other for next three weeks.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful state Sen....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:50 AM
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.
| Jul 24, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele Thursday endorsed David M. Walker, the Republican who hopes to be the next occupant of the third-floor Capitol office now occupied by Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.
Fedele served under Gov. M. Jodi Rell from 2007 to 2010 and ran...
| Aug 1, 2014
Either Thomas Foley or John McKinney, Republican candidates for governor competing in the Aug. 12 party primary, would enter the fall campaign against incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy with a strong chance of victory. Republican primary voters could...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 PM
WATERFORD — After New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that he plans to campaign against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election bid, Malloy swung back at his Tri-State area foe on Tuesday morning.
"I don't mind comparing Connecticut on a...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Republican candidate Tom Foley is leading Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a new online poll that its sponsor acknowledges has shortcomings in its methodology and accuracy.
The online poll found 42 percent of voters surveyed supported Foley, with...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:29 PM
HARTFORD — For weeks, Republican gubernatorial hopeful John McKinney has scolded Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for having "raided nearly $190 million" from a major transportation fund to shore up holes in the state budget.
In public campaign events,...