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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 D. 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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May 16, 2014

OP-ED | ‘Kneecapped’ Malloy Has Only Himself to Blame

by Sarah Darer Littman | May 16, 2014 7:00am

Last fall over dinner in NYC, a friend asked what I thought of Chris Christie for 2016. I told her that I didn’t think he had the temperament for the White House, because he was, essentially, a bully.

“But during Hurricane Sandy, he seemed like such a leader,” my friend argued.

I agreed. But one performance during a natural disaster doesn’t compensate for a political lifetime.

“But maybe we need a bully in office,” this friend argued. “Bullies get things done.”

I disagreed — because while bullies might “get things done,” they do so at a very high cost.

I’m being reminded of this conversation pretty much daily at the moment as I get emails and blog post responses from Malloy supporters wondering why I, as a “progressive” (with the quotation marks my credentials are even being attacked), would act as a “spoiler,” “kneecapping” a Malloy win by criticizing him, or by even the mere contemplation of support for a third-party candidate with views closer to my own.

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November 19, 2013

Lembo Praises Public Financing In Announcing Re-Election Bid

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2013 11:27am

Christine Stuart photo Democratic State Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced Tuesday that will be seeking re-election in 2014.

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November 15, 2013

OP-ED | Taking Stock of Last Week’s Results, And Whatever Happened to Tom Foley?

by Jason Paul | November 15, 2013 4:38pm

A few weeks ago I pointed to five things to watch for in this year’s municipal election results. The election last week did not generate a large wave in one direction or the other. There was a slightly higher turnout than in 2011, but nothing that broke the bank.

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October 4, 2013

OP-ED | Why the Gov’t Shutdown Is Even Worse Than You Think (The Barbarians Won)

by Jason Paul | October 4, 2013 4:29am

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner last week. There I heard Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s fine speech outlining many of the very good things he has done as governor. One line on another topic stuck with me, however, because I agreed with it and because it terrified me. The governor referred to Congressional Republicans as “barbarians” at the wall. The analogy is apt. Yet, the really scary thing to remember is that the historical Barbarians managed to take down the Roman Empire.

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