by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics
Gun Control Advocates Protest Gov. Chris Christie’s Connecticut Visit

07/22/14

Gun Control Advocates Protest Gov. Chris Christie’s Connecticut Visit

About 180 people lined the road leading to the entrance of a private home in Greenwich, where Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

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Connecticut's Gubernatorial Race Will Be Influenced by Education, Teachers

07/15/14

Connecticut's Gubernatorial Race Will Be Influenced by Education, Teachers

Education—and the issues surrounding it—will play a big role in this year’s gubernatorial election.

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05/22/14

Lauretti Drops Bid for Gov, Will Petition for Lt. Gov.

Altering his bid for the governor's mansion, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti will instead petition to get on the ballot as a lieutenant governor. Lauretti, who did not receive enough delegates to automatically primary for the Republican nominee for governor at the GOP convention last weekend, told the Secretary of State's office he will petition for a spot as lieutenant governor. Lauretti enters an already crowded race of candidates. State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi earned the party's nomination at the convention Saturday, while former U.S. Comptroller David Walker and former Groton Mayor Heather Somers receive enough delegates to enter the primary.  

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05/22/14

In bid for Lt. Gov., Heather Somers Dumps Mark Boughton

Republican candidate for Lt. Gov. Heather Somers has dumped her unofficial running mate, choosing to instead qualify for the state's public finance grant herself and enter the Republican primary. Somers, the former Mayor of Groton and current member of the town council, had paired up with Republican candidate for governor and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. The two planned to pool their money to qualify for a public grant from the state. Both Boughton and Somers received enough delegates to qualify for the Republican primary last weekend. The primary will be held on August 12. “My decision to pursue a primary for the office of Lieutenant Governor on my own is a reflection of my support at the State Republican Convention at which I won nearly 1/3 of the...

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Ted Kennedy Jr. Tapped to Run for Connecticut State Senate Seat

05/20/14

Ted Kennedy Jr. Tapped to Run for Connecticut State Senate Seat

In front of more than 50 supporters in a packed American Legion hall Monday, Branford resident Ted Kennedy Jr. was officially nominated as the Democratic candidate in the race for the 12th District state Senate seat.

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