Connecticut Articles

'Spoiler' Candidate Pulls Out in Connecticut Gubernatorial Race, Endorses Republican Foley

7:36 AM, Nov 03, 2014

In the eleventh hour, unaffiliated conservative candidate Joe Visconti gifted the Tom Foley campaign with a much appreciated present.

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Dems: 'Dire Situation' in Connecticut

Dan Malloy declares himself a "porcupine."
3:44 PM, Oct 22, 2014

With a grim two-word subject line "dire situation," Connecticut Democrats are sounding the alarm. The email pleads: 

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Second Time’s a Charm?

In Connecticut, it’s Foley vs. Malloy, round two.
Oct 06, 2014

Voters in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election this November will face a familiar choice as Republican Tom Foley squares off against Democrat Dan Malloy. Four years ago, in a nail biter for what was then an open seat, Malloy won by 0.5 percentage points, or just 6,404 votes. 

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Tom Foley wins Connecticut Republican Governor's Primary

7:01 AM, Aug 13, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley defeated state senator John McKinney in Connecticut's Republican primary last night.

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‘Kelo’ Revisited

Properties were seized and a neighborhood razed in the name of ‘economic development’ that never came
Feb 10, 2014

New London, Conn. 
"See that pole with the transformer hanging from it?” Michael Cristofaro asked me. “That was where my family’s home was.”

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Obamacare's Minnesota, Connecticut, and Oregon Exchanges Filled With Glitches

8:00 AM, Oct 01, 2013

A Minnesota affiliate reports that MNSure, the state's Obamacare exchange, is down due to a glitch:

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Obama: 'Let's Make it a Little Harder for Our Kids to Get Gunned Down'

6:06 PM, Apr 08, 2013

President Obama, speaking today in Connecticut, said that we should pass gun control measures for the folks who say "let's make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down":

"This is not about politics," Obama said. "This is about these families, and families all across the country, who are saying, let's make it a little harder for our kids to get gunned down."

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Dem State Rep to Teenage Girl: 'I Got a Snake Sitting Under My Desk Here'

2:08 PM, Mar 01, 2013

Connecticut state representative Ernest Hewett, a Democrat, made a lewd comment toward a 17-year-old girl in the middle of a hearing. Here's the story, via Political Wire:

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Mental Health, Gun Violence, and Newtown

11:17 AM, Dec 17, 2012

In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, John Fund at National Review Online provides some facts about mass shootings:

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Special Report Panel on the Conn. Shooting

8:59 AM, Dec 15, 2012

Fred Barnes, with Kirsten Powers and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Gun Control Advocates Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside White House

8:31 PM, Dec 14, 2012

Gun control advocates held a candlelight vigil outside the White House this evening, following the mass shooting at a school in Connecticut:

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Kucinich Reiterates Support for 'Department of Peace' After Conn. Shooting

5:57 PM, Dec 14, 2012

After the mass shooting Connecticut today, Rep. Dennis Kucinich reiterated his support for a "Department of Peace."

"It is long past time that we take an organized approach to addressing the violence in our society and that is exactly what the proposal for a cabinet level Department of Peace is all about. We must reject violence and take an organized approach to averting violence," said the congressman in a prepared statement.

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Congressman: 'Now ... Is the Time to Have a Serious Discussion About Gun Control'

5:18 PM, Dec 14, 2012

Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York is saying that "now ... is that time to have a serious about gun control," in response to the shooting today in Connecticut.

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Obama Cries

3:37 PM, Dec 14, 2012

President Barack Obama cried while delivering remarks on the horrific shooting today in Connecticut:

We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years," said Obama. "And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would -- as a parent.  And that was especially true today.  I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do."

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Connecticut Dem Jokes About Corruption

2:22 PM, Oct 13, 2012

Bridgeport's Democratic mayor Bill Finch, a supporter of Connecticut congressman Chris Murphy's bid for the U.S. Senate against Republican Linda McMahon, jokes about corruption:

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Connecticut Senate Race: McMahon Up by 3

3:14 PM, Aug 28, 2012

Two recent polls, including a new survey released Tuesday from Quinnipiac, show Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon of Connecticut slightly leading her Democratic opponent, congressman Chris Murphy.

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McMahon Wins Conn. GOP Endorsement for Senate

12:19 PM, May 19, 2012

Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon has won the endorsement of the Connecticut Republican party in the race for the U.S. Senate. The New Haven Register reports:

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McMahon Launches First TV Ad

5:04 PM, May 01, 2012

Republican Linda McMahon, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, released her first television ad of the cycle. The 60-second ad will run statewide and features McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, telling her personal story. Watch the ad below:

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Shays Campaign on WWE's History of Violence

2:22 PM, Apr 25, 2012

On Tuesday, World Wrestling Entertainment sent a letter to the Senate campaign of Chris Shays asking the former Connecticut congressman to publicly apologize for alleging that WWE promotes bullying and violence. Shays contends that these practices reflect on his Republican primary Senate opponent, Linda McMahon, who co-founded WWE and was its CEO until 2009.

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World Wrestling Entertainment Says Shays 'Unfairly Denigrated' Company

11:30 AM, Apr 25, 2012

In a recent interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Connecticut congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays criticized the business of his Republican primary opponent, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon. “Folks in Connecticut are not likely to elect someone whose business is violence, bullying, degradation of minorities and women,” Shays said. “That kind of marks her.”

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Senate Races Heat Up With TV Ads

The favored candidates strike back.
11:38 AM, Apr 17, 2012

Republican Senate candidates in Texas, Indiana, and Connecticut are fighting back against primary opponents with new ads.

Incumbent senator Dick Lugar of Indiana, campaigning against Republican Richard Mourdock, has a new ad knocking his challenger as untrustworthy, and claiming the Indiana state treasurer received thousands in illegal tax deductions "for years." Watch the ad below:

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Races to Watch: Connecticut Senate Primary

Linda McMahon is in for round two, but Chris Shays is challenging from the middle.
1:49 PM, Apr 16, 2012

With independent Democrat Joseph Lieberman retiring from the Senate after four terms, do Connecticut Republicans have a shot at the seat in 2012? Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays think so.

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McMahon, Shays Trade Barbs Over Spending

4:03 PM, Apr 05, 2012

In an increasingly contentious Connecticut Senate primary, Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays are arguing that each is a better fiscal conservative than the other. In a new blog post, the McMahon campaign says Shays, a former congressman, has a similar record on spending and debt as the likely Democratic nominee, three-term congressman Chris Murphy.

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Connecticut Senate: McMahon Leads Shays in GOP Primary

10:38 AM, Mar 29, 2012

Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon currently leads former congressman Chris Shays in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, according to a new poll released this week.

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Happy Hour: Now Available on Sundays

6:00 PM, Sep 30, 2011

Should we care that Chris Christie is fat?

Michael Kinsley says yes. So does Eugene Robinson.

Could Connecticut be a toss-up? (Probably not)

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GOP Candidates Line Up for 2012 Senate Runs

3:46 PM, Aug 22, 2011

While the GOP presidential primary race has captured most of the media attention, Republicans are also gearing up for the 33 Senate seats on the ballot next year. Democrats currently hold 23 of those seats, and Republicans will need a net win of at least 4 seats to gain control of the Senate. A couple GOP candidates in important races have, or will soon be, announcing runs soon.

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Connecticut's Union Battle

A Democratic governor struggles to deal with fiscal realities and placate his union allies.
12:45 PM, May 16, 2011

“If we don’t succeed, I probably won’t be re-elected. If I’m not re-elected, you’re not gonna have somebody who does the kinds of things I do, who actually believes in government, and believes in unions at the same time.” — Gov. Dannel Malloy to union leaders on March 4. 

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Yale Lifts ROTC Ban

12:57 PM, May 06, 2011

As expected, the Yale College faculty voted Thursday to remove all obstacles to hosting an on-campus ROTC program. The Yale Daily News reported a “significant majority” in favor. According to a source, support was so strong a simple show of hands was enough to decide the issue; no ballots necessary. Yale has been in talks with the Navy and Air Force about restoring its ROTC programs.

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