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Republican Martha Dean announced Friday in an email from her campaign that she has withdrawn from the Connecticut governor’s race.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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Rep. Esty Votes with Republicans Requesting Special Counsel Investigate IRS

05/08/14

Rep. Esty Votes with Republicans Requesting Special Counsel Investigate IRS

Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty voted with the Republican majority in the house Wednesday to ramp up the investigation into alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. Esty, D-5, joined 25 other Democrats and the Republican majority to direct US Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the scandal. “I strongly believe our government regulatory agencies must be neutral and nonpartisan. It is completely unacceptable for the Internal Revenue Service or any other federal agency to target groups or individuals based on their political views. Public confidence in the impartiality of tax collection is extremely important to the integrity of our system,” Esty said in a statement Thursday when asked about her vote. Conservatives...

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Sen. John McCain to Stop in Connecticut on Friday

05/01/14

Sen. John McCain to Stop in Connecticut on Friday

Former presidential candidate and veteran Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., will stop by Connecticut Friday, for an appearance on the Dan Patrick radio show. A McCain spokesman said the senator will visit Milford for the appearence but has no other planned stops in Connecticut, as he is heading to a fundraiser in New York City that evening. McCain is scheduled to go on the show at 10:30 a.m. and will discuss "sports, politics, news of the day" the spokesman said.  A producer from the Dan Patrick show first tweeted the news Thursday morning.     

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Gubernatorial hopeful Boughton says GOP needs to embrace Connecticut’s cities

04/30/14

Gubernatorial hopeful Boughton says GOP needs to embrace Connecticut’s cities

With less than three weeks until the Republican nominating convention, gubernatorial hopeful Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is wrestling for delegates, ambling toward a primary where he hopes he can be his party’s ambassador to the cities, a weak spot for the party in previous elections. “The Republicans have done a horrible job at communicating their message in the cities. ... I think that part of the problem is Republicans have not respected the people living in the cities and just don’t understand where they’re coming from,” Boughton said. Earlier, he said of himself, “This will be one governor who will pay attention to our cities, who will understand the issues there.” Boughton, one of several Republican nominees seeking to unseat...

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