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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 4:00pm

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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 6:26pm

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 5:30am

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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 8:00am

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 12:27pm

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 5:38pm

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 5:29am

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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May 24, 2012

A Lot Has Changed Since 2010

by Hugh McQuaid | May 24, 2012 5:30am

(Updated 6:03 p.m.) Remember when the Connecticut State Police Union endorsed Dan Malloy for governor in 2010? Today the union’s president describes its relationship with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy using words like “strained” and “hostility,” while the administration responds with “untrustworthy” and “insulting.”

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March 14, 2012

Likelihood Of A Gubernatorial Campaign?

by Staff Report | March 14, 2012 4:59pm

What’s the likelihood Republican Tom Foley, the former Ambassador to Ireland, will run for governor in 2014?

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February 27, 2012

Politicians Quick To Give CEO’s Donations To Charity

by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2012 8:50pm

Politicians were stumbling over themselves to give campaign donations from TicketNetwork CEO Donald J. Vaccaro to charity on Monday as stories about his arrest and charges against him were reported by the news media.

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