03/17/14

Democrat Lee Whitnum Enters Race for Governor

A Greenwich Democrat well-known for injecting controversy into elections has announced she's running for governor. Lee Whitnum, who last ran for Senate in 2010 against Chris Murphy, announced on her website Monday she is running for the seat. Whitnum is the first Democrat to announce her intention to run for governor, though incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is widely expected to announce he's running for re-election. In 2012, Malloy sought a protective order against Whitnum, who at the time was suing him alleging slander. Malloy filed the order so he did not have to respond discovery requests in the civil case he believed were improper. That case was later dismissed, according to CT News Junkie. Whitnum filed the slander lawsuit against Malloy in May 2010...

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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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