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January 9, 2015

OP-ED | A Tale of Two Speeches: Comparing Gov. Malloy in 2011 and 2015

by Susan Bigelow | January 9, 2015 12:00pm

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What a difference four years makes.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy kicked off his second term in office on Wednesday, and if the speeches he gave at his inauguration and later to the General Assembly are any indication, this term is going to be more subdued and less ambitious than the last one.

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December 30, 2014

Prosecutors Ask Judge To Sentence Former Congressional Candidate to 10 Months In Prison

by Hugh McQuaid | December 30, 2014 1:12pm

Scott Benjamin File Photo Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Lisa Wilson-Foley to 10 months in prison despite her guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge. The feds claim Wilson-Foley was uncooperative in their case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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December 12, 2014

OP-ED | Rowland’s Desperate Attempt To Stay Relevant

by Terry Cowgill | December 12, 2014 5:30am

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Now that the greatest Connecticut political corruption trial of my generation has concluded and will likely result in significant jail time for the convict, I can relax, listen to WTIC and wait for its former employee’s sentencing, right?

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December 4, 2014

Rowland’s Lawyers Ask For Less Than 18 Months, Say He Is Never Returning To Politics

by Hugh McQuaid | December 4, 2014 10:03pm

Douglas Healey file photo Lawyers for former Gov. John G. Rowland asked a judge for leniency Thursday in court documents, requesting a sentence of less than 18 months in prison for his recent corruption convictions.

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November 6, 2014

ANALYSIS | The 2014 Governor’s Race: In Which We Are Much the Same

by Susan Bigelow | November 6, 2014 7:59am

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So, here we are again. Dan Malloy has defeated Tom Foley by a slim margin, after an election troubled by frustration and incompetence at the polls in one of our cities. After all that, after a wearying election that was far more about fear, money, and blame than policy, government, or even the idea of the next four years, we’re right back where it all began.

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November 5, 2014

ANALYSIS | Republicans Miss A Big Opportunity To Reclaim 5th District

by Matt DeRienzo | November 5, 2014 8:08am

Cash DeRienzo photo For all of the talk about “deep blue” Connecticut and what a lock Democrats have on its entire congressional delegation, the Republican party seemed to go out of its way this year to concede a 5th District race it could have and probably should have won.

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November 1, 2014

5th CD ELECTION PROFILE | Greenberg Tests Esty In Her Bid For Second Term In Congress

by Matt DeRienzo | November 1, 2014 12:01pm

Matt DeRienzo photo Mark Greenberg, a conservative real estate developer from Litchfield, is challenging the re-election bid of Elizabeth Esty, a first-term congresswoman from Cheshire, on Tuesday for the chance to represent Connecticut’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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October 30, 2014

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

by Matt DeRienzo | October 30, 2014 3:00pm

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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September 4, 2014

Rowland’s Attorney to Witness: You Weren’t Suggesting Mr. Rowland Was on Drugs?

by Hugh McQuaid | September 4, 2014 5:26pm

Scott Benjamin file photo for CTNewsjunkie NEW HAVEN — Former Gov. John G. Rowland responded with a strange outburst during a meeting in 2009 when staffers for Mark Greenberg’s congressional campaign rejected his consulting proposal, the staffers testified Thursday.

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June 13, 2014

OP-ED | Making My Head Spin: From ‘Dan’ To ‘Dannel’ And Back Again

by Terry Cowgill | June 13, 2014 4:30am

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While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy still languishes in the polls, tied with his likely GOP opponent and unable to crack the 50 percent approval threshold, the odds that he will be re-elected in November are improving slightly with each passing week.

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