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January 19, 2018

OP-ED | Nostalgia for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | January 19, 2018 5:30am

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Does anyone remember the last time progressives in Connecticut were all genuinely excited about the same candidate? It’s been a long time.

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August 31, 2015

Lieberman’s Old Foe Urges Blumenthal to Say ‘Yes’ to Iran Deal

by Elizabeth Regan | August 31, 2015 4:30am

File Photo With ads that harken back to the political and social tumult of the late 1960s, former senatorial and gubernatorial hopeful Ned Lamont has embarked on a campaign to rally support for a nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Iran as the deal awaits congressional approval.

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August 24, 2015

Malloy Elevates Deputy To Chief of Staff

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2015 9:45am

Christine Stuart photo Brian Durand, a trusted adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy before his first failed gubernatorial campaign in 2006, has been elevated to become Malloy’s third chief of staff.

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September 11, 2013

Portrait of Connecticut’s Second Female Governor Unveiled

by Christine Stuart | September 11, 2013 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo It would be easy for people to assume that it might be awkward for the current gubernatorial administration to be in the same room as a former gubernatorial administration, but it wasn’t.

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June 29, 2011

Malloy Seeks Changes To Relationship With Labor

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | June 29, 2011 3:12pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will ask the legislature to change how it calculates state employee pensions and how it bargains for health benefits when it convenes Thursday for a special session.

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October 26, 2010

State Budget Deficit, Taxes Take Center Stage In Final TV Debate

by Christine Stuart | October 26, 2010 7:50pm

Former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker couldn’t do it, former Gov. John G. Rowland couldn’t do it and Gov. M. Jodi Rell couldn’t do it, so what makes Republican Tom Foley think he can solve a budget deficit by taking any and all tax increases off the table?

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September 16, 2010

‘No Blumen Way’ Says Tea Party

by Caitlin Emma | September 16, 2010 4:27pm

Connecticut Tea Party members rallied across the street from the Stamford Marriott Thursday afternoon in protest of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal’s fundraiser featuring President Barack Obama.

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April 9, 2008

Closure on 2006 Democratic Primary

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2008 10:31am

Kudos to Brian Lockhart of the Stamford Advocate for following through with his Freedom of Information request and getting the information on the alleged hacking of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman’s campaign web site the day of the 2006 Democratic Primary against challenger Ned Lamont.

Click here to continue reading about how the FBI determined that www.joe2006.com was never hacked as Lieberman and his campaign crew alleged.

April 7, 2008

Daily Kos Poll Finds Many in CT Would Change Vote

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2008 9:37am

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A Research 2000 Daily Kos poll of 600 Connecticut voters found that if voters could vote again in the 2006 contest between U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont, a large number of them would have changed their votes.

The percentage of Democrats and Independents who would vote for Lamont increased and the percentage of Republicans who would vote for Lieberman also increased.

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August 8, 2007

Edited: Waxing Nostalgic

by Christine Stuart | August 8, 2007 10:09pm

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One year ago today, all the world watched as the results of the Democratic primary between U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont rolled in.

A palpable sense that change is possible in America rang out in a Meriden hotel ballroom as a confetti- draped Lamont proclaimed victory. At Lieberman headquarters in Hartford it seemed at times that the media outnumbered the campaign staff and supporters, who returned from the polls apprehensive about what would happen.

Today, Lamont re-launched his web site with great enthusiasm from local blogs. Bloggers waxed nostalgic about the primary victory and wondered if those who propelled Lieberman back into office in the general election regretted their votes.

Connecticut bloggers are unique in that they stayed involved in politics, even when there was no Congressional candidate, like Lamont, to rally behind. And they seem poised to relive the Lamont-Lieberman battle through their coverage of local mayoral races.

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