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May 19, 2018

Wooden To Face Three Way Primary

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 8:16pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Initially concerned that race would play a role in the Democratic nominating process, all three candidates of color for state treasurer automatically qualified for the August primary ballot.

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Tong Wins Democratic Endorsement, But Faces Primary

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 6:47pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — State Rep. William Tong won the Democratic Party’s endorsement in a brutal, four-way race for Attorney General.

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Organizer Qualifies For Lt. Gov. Primary

by Thomas Breen | May 19, 2018 6:16pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — A young labor organizer pulled off a surprisingly strong show of support in her bid for lieutenant governor, spurred on in no small part by a New Haven politician’s emotional endorsement of her candidacy.

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Ned Gets Endorsement, Blocks Ganim from Ballot

by Thomas Breen and Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 2:20pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — There was no question that Ned Lamont would get the Democratic Party’s endorsement for his gubernatorial run. The question was whether he would be able to deny Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim ballot access.

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Diversity Discussion Lingers As Party Convention Starts

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 7:27am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto said he’s tried hard to increase diversity in the Democratic Party and he’s being unfairly criticized for the lack of diversity at the top of the ticket.

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May 18, 2018

Murphy Reminds Democrats Why They’re Democrats

by Thomas Breen and Christine Stuart | May 18, 2018 8:55pm
Posted to: Election 2018

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

HARTFORD, CT — With $12 million in the bank, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is keeping one eye on his re-election campaign and another on moving the Democratic Party forward. In accepting the nomination Friday Murphy reminded Democrats why they’re Democrats.

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Gauntlet Thrown

by Thomas Breen | May 18, 2018 5:20pm
Posted to: Election 2018

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

HARTFORD, CT — Black and brown Democratic delegates gathered before the beginning of this weekend’s state Democratic nominating convention to support a challenger’s campaign, casting the bid as a campaign for youth, diversity, and the working class.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Touts Diversity

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2018 12:34pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Perhaps capitalizing on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont’s decision to team up with Susan Bysiewicz, Guy Smith on Friday announced state Rep. Charles Stallworth, of Bridgeport, as his running mate.

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OP-ED | Lawmakers Salivating Over The Prospect Of Sports ‘Gaming’

by Terry Cowgill | May 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Civil Liberties | Courts | Gaming | Opinion | Public Health | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Mental Health Care

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Talking about letting the cat out of the bag. The decision on Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, striking down a 26-year-old law that essentially banned sports betting in America, has sent shockwaves across the gambling industry.

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OP-ED | Conventions are Pointless - Abolish Them

by Susan Bigelow | May 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Opinion

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It’s convention season, when party insiders gather in sterile conference centers to pick the person who appears on the first line of the primary ballot. Conventions are full of intrigue, back-stabbing, and drama, to be sure, but they’re also increasingly irrelevant. Why bother even having them?

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