by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics

03/12/14

Former Senate Candidate Kie Westby Eyes Attorney General Slot

A Republican attorney and former U.S. Senate candidate from Thomaston has stepped up to challenge incumbent Attorney General George Jepsen for his seat. Kie Westby filed paperwork to run for Attorney General earlier this week, and made the announcement on a campaign Facebook page Wednesday.  Westby ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for Senate in 2012. Jepsen, who has been in office since 2011, filed paperwork to run for re-election last week. Westby also filed paperwork to participate in the state’s citizen’s election program. An Attorney General candidate participating in the program can receive a grant of $406,275 in a primary and $812,550 in the general election. According to the biography listed on his law office’s site, Westby,...

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Governor's Race: Martha Dean is In, Toni Boucher is Out

03/11/14

Governor's Race: Martha Dean is In, Toni Boucher is Out

Martha Dean, a former candidate for Attorney General criticized last year for posting a video alleging the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax, is running for governor she confirmed over text message Tuesday.

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Q Poll: Voters Say Malloy Rebate Plan is a 'Political Gimmick'

03/06/14

Q Poll: Voters Say Malloy Rebate Plan is a 'Political Gimmick'

There’s one positive thing Democrats and Republicans can agree in regard to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy—he’s great at handling snowstorms.

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Q Poll: Voters Support Aid in Dying, Still Don't Like Keno, Split on Scope of Gun Laws

03/06/14

Q Poll: Voters Support Aid in Dying, Still Don't Like Keno, Split on Scope of Gun Laws

Just about twice as many Connecticut voters support assisted suicide/aid in dying legislation than those who oppose it according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll.

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03/05/14

Connecticut Leaders Respond to Obama Speech

Connecticut leaders and legislators differed in their assessment of the call by President Barack Obama to raise the minimum wage.

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