At GOP Convention, Rumors Swirl of Possible Running Mates

05/16/14

At GOP Convention, Rumors Swirl of Possible Running Mates

Controversy and courting ruled the day as politicians and delegates angled to name the two top Republicans on the party’s November slate at the Republican convention Friday. The controversy came in the form of a false allegation of racism made by Lt. Gov. candidate Penny Bacchiochi lodged against fellow Lt. Gov. candidate David Walker. Bacchiochi, a state representative, said that candidates within her own party were making an issue out of her mixed family, and in follow-up comments said Walker’s campaign was running a “whisper campaign” with the disparaging comments about her family. Bacchiochi eventually backed away from her comment. Bacchiochi and Walker’s camp issued a joint statement, with Bacchiochi apologizing and rescinding the...

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Mark Greenberg Secures GOP Party Nomination in Fifth District

05/16/14

Mark Greenberg Secures GOP Party Nomination in Fifth District

Mark Greenberg sailed to his party’s nomination Friday night thrusting him into a battle against Democrat Elizabeth Esty for the state’s fifth Congressional district. Greenberg takes on a candidate in Esty, that many political observers consider the most vulnerable Democrat among the Connecticut Congressional caucus. “We all deserve better than a broken economy and a dysfunctional government that taxes, spends and borrows too much. I believe in this great country that has given my family and me so much-- and I know with the right leadership in Congress we can get our country and our economy back on track and secure a better future,” Greenberg said. “But to accomplish the change we must change our course. We have to revese our nation’s...

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Reviewing the 2014 Session of the Connecticut Legislature

05/12/14

Reviewing the 2014 Session of the Connecticut Legislature

The General assembly passed a number of bills in a flurry at the end of its latest session, but what was really accomplished?

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05/09/14

Republican Martha Dean withdraws from Connecticut governor’s race

Republican Martha Dean announced Friday in an email from her campaign that she has withdrawn from the Connecticut governor’s race. Dean, an attorney from Avon, said she made the decision after the release of the latest Quinnipiac Poll results Friday morning. Only 5 percent of registered Republicans polled said they would vote for Dean in a Republican primary. “My focus has always been on moving Connecticut in a better direction, one where freedom and government limited by the Constitution prevail; but today’s polling made clear to me that I can best assist in achieving this goal by means other than running for Governor and by helping whoever is the GOP nominee win in November,” Dean said in the emailed statement. Dean, a two-time Republican nominee...

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05/09/14

Quinnipiac poll: Malloy, Foley still deadlocked in governor’s race

Taxes and the state budget are negatively impacting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with more people saying, by a small margin, that he should not be re-elected to a second term. The Quinnipiac Poll released on Friday, which was issued one week before the Republican convention, shows Malloy and Republican Tom Foley continuing to be deadlocked in the race, 43 percent to 43 percent, while Malloy would beat Republican contender state Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney 44 percent to 40 percent and edges out Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton 44 percent to 39 percent. The voters continue to be divided in their opinion of how Malloy is handling his job as governor with 48 percent approving it and 46 percent disapproving. The trend line however, going back to March 2013, continues to show a...

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