by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics

05/17/14

Republicans Nominate Five to Beat Malloy

Republican delegates filed into the Mohegan Sun convention center Saturday searching for the perfect pairing to take down incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy. Most of the Republican candidates are hoping to get at least 15 percent of the 1,253 delegates to qualify for a primary, as 2010 GOP nominee Tom Foley is widely expected to get the party nomination today, securing at least 50 percent of the delegates. According to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, the potential re-match between Foley and incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been tied in the last two polls. Foley has been the front-runner for the party in the polls as far out as a year before the election. Republicans have billed the convention as “Connecticut’s comeback” hoping to make Malloy a...

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05/16/14

UPDATED: McKinney and Walker Team Up

Hours before delegates cast their vote for candidates for the state’s leading elected offices, State Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield, and former U.S. Comptroller David Walker pooled their talents and delegates to announce they would run together as a team, touting themselves as the team to fix Connecticut’s economy.

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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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