by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics

01/10/14

Elizabeth Esty, Jim Himes vote with GOP on Obamacare security bill

Two of the five members of Connecticut's all-Democratic congressional delegation broke with their party today and voted with the Republican majority on a bill aimed at adding security to healthcare.gov, the federally-run health exchange site set up as part of Obamacare.  Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-5 and Jim Himes, D-4, were among the 67 Democrats who voted for the bill, which passed 291-122. Reps. John Larson, D-1, Joe Courtney, D-2, and Rosa DeLauro, D-3, voted against the bill, which was introduced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia.  Last week, Himes went on MSNBC and questioned whether Republicans such as Cantor had been acting in good faith to improve the law. He said at the time he hadn't read the Cantor bill and couldn't...

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David Walker to Make 'Major Political Announcement' Monday

01/10/14

David Walker to Make 'Major Political Announcement' Monday

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, a Bridgeport resident, will make what he says is a "major political announcement" Monday in Hartford. A news release issued by Walker on Friday doesn't directly say what the announc

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01/09/14

Washington Post: Richard Blumenthal was a Hunk

Sen. Richard Blumenthal was the subject (read: objectified subject) of a Washington Post blog this afternoon featuring a 1980’s portrait of the then federal prosecutor.  The photo comes from a previous article published in the Post which wrote: He looks rather like a Jewish Robert Redford in a suit and tie, and evidently has prompted a fair share of female hearts to flutter. The photo was posted on Washington Post's Reliable Sources blog, which covers gossip and celebrities in D.C. Ironically, Blumenthal, who never shies away from a news camera or microphone, was tasked with investigating leaks to the media in the Abscam scandal. His good lucks apparently attracted the attention of the Post who then featured him. 

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Boughton: Democrats are 'Frothing at the Mouth'

01/08/14

Boughton: Democrats are 'Frothing at the Mouth'

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton had just wrapped up his morning news conference announcing his candidacy for governor, when a Democratic spokesperson entered the room, offering reporters on-the-record comments about Boughton’s announcement.

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Mark Boughton: I'm a 'Blue Collar Republican'

01/08/14

Mark Boughton: I'm a 'Blue Collar Republican'

Mark Boughton says a great turnout in fundraising and feedback that his “blue collar Republican” personality appeals to people throughout Connecticut led his decision to become a candidate for governor. Boughton, Danbury's longest-serving mayor, would not disclose those fundraising details at a news conference Wednesday, but said he had already raised more funds while exploring a run than he did the entire election cycle in 2010 when he first ran. He plans to qualify for the state’s public campaign finance grant.

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