| Nov 5, 2008
Incumbent Democrat Joseph P. Courtney broke the photo-finish hex in the state's 2nd Congressional District Tuesday, sweeping through eastern Connecticut in overwhelming fashion and crushing Republican challenger Sean Sullivan.
With 86 of 149 precincts...
| Oct 22, 2008
Unable to afford a major advertising campaign, Republican Sean Sullivan tried to maximize the free exposure of a public broadcasting debate in Enfield Tuesday night by scuffing up the record of freshman U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District....
| Jul 31, 2009
| 1:21 PM
May 27, 1944: Born in Willimantic, the fifth of six children, to Sen. Thomas J. and Grace Murphy Dodd.
1966-68: Serves in Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic.
1968: Graduates Providence College.
1969-1975: Serves in the Army Reserve.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:41 AM
The race to become the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor remained too close to call early Wednesday, with former Groton Mayor Heather Somers and state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi awaiting official results from a handful of towns.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Embattled New London school superintendent candidate Terrence P. Carter had been scheduled to receive his Ph.D. in education Monday from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. — but that didn't happen.
"I can confirm that Terrence Carter does not...
| Feb 3, 2008
Yale University junior Zach Marks was sitting in a college dining hall shaking his head at his friend.
The two students had started out discussing how each of their preferred candidates could beat whomever the Republicans nominated. But within minutes,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen.
Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
| May 18, 2010
| 9:03 AM
Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday conceded he had "misspoken" in claiming repeatedly that he served in Vietnam, dismissing the furor as a matter of "a few misplaced words."
At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular...
| Jan 6, 2010
| 11:56 AM
WASHINGTON -- With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor - all Democrats - ditched plans to run for re-election in the latest signs of trouble for President Barack Obama's party.
Taken together, the decisions by Sens....
| Dec 6, 2009
A top political adviser to Linda McMahon, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, has been subpoenaed in the controversy surrounding U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada.
Mike Slanker, who served as the chief political adviser to Ensign when Ensign ran...
| Sep 16, 2009
Linda E. McMahon is a mother, philanthropist, member of the State Board of Education, and CEO - as well as occasional performer - of the multimillion-dollar World Wrestling Entertainment empire.
Now she's also a candidate for U.S. Senate.