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Entries Tagged as 'John McKinney'

Working Families Party Won’t Rule Out Pelto Endorsement For Governor

April 22nd, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events, State Politics

In 2010, Tom Foley received more votes for governor on the Republican line than Dan Malloy received on the Democratic line. The 20,000-vote difference was the Connecticut Working Families Party line where Malloy’s name also appeared for an extra 26,308 votes. Combined with his Democratic vote haul, Malloy was elected governor by roughly 6,000 votes […]

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Meet The Republican Candidates

April 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events, State Politics

Hey, looking for a warmup event before the UConn national championship game? Check out the forum in Fairfield featuring Republican candidates this cycle. News release: The Fairfield Republican Town Committee will host a candidate forum open to the public on Monday, April 7th at 7p.m. in the main auditorium at Fairfield Ludlowe High School (785 […]

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It’s Official, Malloy Says He’s In

March 28th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Democratic Governor Dan Malloy quietly on Friday officially announced he’s seeking another four-year term. Not exactly a revelation. Malloy has been publicly coy about another term, preferring to keep the focus on governing as Republican challengers position for the right to face him in November. But, if not verbally, Malloy has acted like a candidate […]

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Shays Back Home In Walker’s House For Fundraiser

March 25th, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Update: comment from Shays. They have lived in the same house, they sometimes are physically confused for the other, and both are Republicans. So why shouldn’t former Congressman Chris Shays lend his name to a fundraiser for former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, a candidate for lieutenant governor trying to qualify for Connecticut’s Citizens Election […]

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Walker Steps Up Fundraising For Statewide Run

February 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, who has formed an exploratory committee for lieutenant governor, is pushing to qualify for a grant under the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly financed races. The former U.S. Comptroller General is trying to qualify before the GOP party convention in May to place him in a stronger position as a […]

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Oops! The Old Gray Lady Misfires Rob Russo’s Orbit, Names Him Star Of Planet Hillary

February 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Former Republican State Senator Rob Russo’s getting ribbed for The New York Times Magazine article last week that named him “One of the people that do all the work” in Hillary Clinton’s political operation for president. Russo’s wife Carolyn, a Hillary supporter, was pleased hubby was among the names featured in Hillary’s political planet that included Democratic powerhouses Lady […]

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Foley Makes Formal Announcement For Governor With Emphasis On Cities, Could Walker Be Running Mate?

January 30th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When Tom Foley announced his exploratory campaign for governor at the Burroughs Community Center last September he acknowledged Republicans must perform better in Democratic strongholds with a promise to spend more time in cities. We’ll see if he puts words into action. The U.S. ambassador to Ireland under George W. Bush made his formal announcement […]

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