by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics

01/28/14

Before Obama Speaks, Esty Comments on her own Priorities for the State

Even before President Barack Obama took to the Hill to give his fifth State of the Union address, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, was already connecting his possible topics of discussion back to opportunities in her home state.

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Get to Know Heather Somers

01/28/14

Get to Know Heather Somers

Danbury Mayor and candidate for governor Mark Boughton introduced former Groton Mayor Heather Somers as his running mate Tuesday. Besides an ally to help him bridge a gender and geographic divide, who is Somers? Notably, Somers is a descendent of founding father Roger Sherman. Sherman has deep ties to the state—serving as the first Mayor of New Haven, a member of Congress and the only person to sign the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Many places in the state and city of New Haven are named for him. Somers is the mother of three—two college aged students and a 3-year-old child. She holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Connecticut. Groton has an...

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01/28/14

Jeb Bush to Keynote Prescott Bush Dinner

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be the keynote speaker at the Prescott Bush Awards Dinner, the Connecticut GOP fundraiser named after Bush's grandfather. The state Republican party announced Bush's appearance Tuesday. The dinner is April 10 at the Stamford Hilton. Bush is the son of former President George H.W. Bush and the brother of former President George W. Bush. Prescott Bush, George H.W. Bush's father, was a U.S. Senator from Connecticut.

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Mark Boughton Taps Heather Bond Somers as Running Mate

01/28/14

Mark Boughton Taps Heather Bond Somers as Running Mate

Mark Boughton is hoping a fellow local official -- one from the opposite end of the state -- will help him ride into the governor's office.

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01/28/14

Tom Foley to Make Campaign Announcement Wednesday

Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, who's been eyeing a second run for governor for several months, will announce Wednesday whether he's entering the race. It's widely believed Foley will announce he's running. He'll make the announcement at 2 p.m. Wednesday at VFW Post 201 in Waterbury.

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