Revising typical Republican policies on issues, such as immigration, that have alienated voters in the past, should now be seen as opportunity to make the party “young, dynamic, vibrant and emerging again,” and to move the country’s economy forward, former Florida Governor and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush told hundreds of Connecticut Republicans Thursday night. “If we want to be young and dynamic again, we need to be young and dynamic again. And that means we should consider immigration reform not as a problem but as a huge opportunity,” Bush said, speaking to the economic growth opportunities immigration reform could provide. Bush acknowledged the buzz his recent comments on immigration reform had created, when he suggested...
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As Connecticut Republicans filtered their way through the lobby of the Hilton Hotel in Stamford Thursday night, so did the rumored news of ex-Gov. John G. Rowland’s indictment, announced by the Department of Justice right before the event began. The news broke as staff of the hotel worked to finish pouring water for the nearly 800 guests who would attend the Republicans’ 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner. While state Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. vowed the evening was the kick-off of a “Comeback for Connecticut,” the drama incurred by the news of another indictment against Rowland was not far from Republicans’ minds. “While there may be great fascination in this story, the fact is John Rowland has no connection to...
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Disgraced former Gov. John G. Rowland was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in New Haven on seven charges, alleging that he attempted to conceal the extent of his involvement in two Congressional campaigns in the state’s 5th District. Rowland, who resigned from his position as governor in 2004 and served 10 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to corruption charges, will be arraigned in federal court in New Haven Friday afternoon. The U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut announced the indictment in a press release Thursday evening. The indictment alleges that the 56-year-old Rowland devised schemes to work for the campaigns of Republicans Mark Greenberg in 2010 and Lisa Wilson-Foley in 2012. While Greenberg rejected Rowland’s offer,...
Gubernatorial hopeful and Danbury mayor Mark Boughton announces that he is leaving Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
A member of the Kennedy political dynasty has announced a run for political office in Connecticut. Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., announced he will run for state senate Tuesday night in the twelfth district. The district is currently represented by Edward Meyer who is not running for re-election. According to the New Haven Register, Kennedy is the first to declare a run for Meyer's seat. The district covers towns along the shoreline, including Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison and North Branford. "I’m proud of my family’s legacy of standing up for working families, for social justice and for political and economic fairness for all,” Kennedy said according to the Register. Read...
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- Malloy Leads Foley by 1 Percentage Point in Latest Quinnipiac Poll | Comments
- Tom Foley Closed U.S. Manufacturing Plant, Consolidated Jobs in Mexico | Comments
- Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats | Comments
- Malloy Remains at Odds With Gun Manufactuers on Background Checks | Comments
- Rosa DeLauro Seeks 13th Term in Congress to Fight Toxic Atmosphere in Washington, D.C. | Comments
- Guns and Liquor Are Hot Topics in Latest Connecticut Governor's Race Debate | Comments
- President Obama to Visit Bridgeport on Wednesday | Comments