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October 31, 2014

Malloy Promises More School Security Funds, If He’s Re-Elected

by Hugh McQuaid | October 31, 2014 5:48pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced $22 million in new state funding for school security projects Friday at Manchester High School. Malloy, who is locked in a close re-election battle, said he will propose at least $10 million more next year if he’s re-elected Tuesday.

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Esty’s Hometown Paper Backs Greenberg, As Newtown Bee Praises Sandy Hook Response

by Matt DeRienzo | October 31, 2014 2:00pm

A weekly newspaper in 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s hometown is backing Republican Mark Greenberg’s challenge to the first-term incumbent’s re-election bid.

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Voters Describe Latest ‘Big Brother’ Mailings As ‘Veiled Threats’ and ‘Creepy’

by Christine Stuart | October 31, 2014 12:00pm

(Updated 4 p.m.) Some voters found it creepy and others were amused when they received the Democratic State Central Committee’s two latest mailers telling them how many times they had voted in the past several elections.

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ANALYSIS | What to Watch for on Election Night 2014

by Susan Bigelow | October 31, 2014 11:00am

Finally, after a long and joyless campaign, it’s almost time to go vote in Connecticut’s 2014 election! Here’s a handy guide for what to watch on election night to see which way the wind is blowing, with some bonus predictions.

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OP-ED | We’re Number 1 . . . In Nastiness

by Sarah Darer Littman | October 31, 2014 8:00am


We’re number one! We’re number one!

Oh wait. That’s not the “happiness index” (31st, down from 16th in 2012), or the “best places to do business,” or how we’re doing with education (13th), or “best roads.”

No, Connecticut has the dubious distinction of being number one in nasty. According to the study released this week by Kantar Media/CMAG with analysis by the Wesleyan Media Project, Connecticut’s gubernatorial race is the King of Mean.

Connecticut’s race doesn’t just have the lowest percentage of positive ads, at a mere 15 percent, it has also has the greatest share of purely negative ads, at 69.6 percent.

We’re number one, yet I’m so not proud.

Connecticut is also 13th out of the 15th most expensive gubernatorial races this cycle, with $15.2 million spent through Oct. 23. If you break that down by our 3.596 million 2013 census population, that’s $4.22 per person spent on mudslinging.

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Foley Gets On The Bus For Final Days On Campaign Trail

by Hugh McQuaid | October 31, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo As Tom Foley criss-crosses the state during the last five days of the gubernatorial campaign, he will be riding in a luxury bus used by the likes of Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton.

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OP-ED | Dan Malloy: The Porcupine We Know

by Terry D. Cowgill | October 31, 2014 5:30am

It seems that every election cycle we go through the biennial ritual of handwringing over how negative political campaigns have become. But this year, we may have hit an all-time low in Connecticut.

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October 30, 2014

Michelle Obama Stumps for Malloy in New Haven, Allows Heckler to Speak

by Mary E. O'Leary | October 30, 2014 8:45pm

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register NEW HAVEN — First Lady Michelle Obama made an emotional pitch to a fired up crowd at Wilbur Cross High School about why they have to get out and vote Tuesday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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ANALYSIS | Turnout In Cities, Fate Of Roraback Country Keys To Victory In 5th District

by Matt DeRienzo | October 30, 2014 4:00pm

Courtesy of Susan Bigelow

Two years ago, former state Sen. Andrew Roraback came within 3 percentage points of winning a 5th District congressional race that, like the rest of Connecticut, seemed on its way to becoming a “safe” seat for Democrats.

Roraback won Litchfield County and Farmington Valley towns that had previously gone to former 5th District congressman and now U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.

But it was a presidential election year, Murphy was getting out the vote for his U.S. Senate campaign against Linda McMahon, and there was high voter turnout in the heavily Democratic 5th District cities of Meriden, New Britain, Waterbury, and Danbury.

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Judge Dismisses GOP Lawsuit Against Malloy Mailer

by Hugh McQuaid | October 30, 2014 3:19pm

Courtesy of CT-N A superior court judge ruled against the state Republican Party Thursday when he dismissed its lawsuit to prohibit Democrats from spending their federal campaign funds in support of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. 

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