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October 31, 2014

ANALYSIS | What to Watch for on Election Night 2014

by Susan Bigelow | October 31, 2014 11:00am

Finally, after a long and joyless campaign, it’s almost time to go vote in Connecticut’s 2014 election! Here’s a handy guide for what to watch on election night to see which way the wind is blowing, with some bonus predictions.

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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

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 25, 2014

Rowland Sentencing Postponed

by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2014 1:08pm

Douglas Healey file photo A federal judge agreed Thursday to postpone the sentencing of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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September 19, 2014

Jury Finds Rowland Guilty On All 7 Counts; Attorney Vows Appeal

by Hugh McQuaid | September 19, 2014 2:44pm

Douglas Healey file photo NEW HAVEN — A federal court jury unanimously agreed Friday that former Gov. John G. Rowland was again guilty of corruption. A decade after he resigned amidst scandal, jurors handed Rowland seven guilty verdicts related to two congressional campaigns.

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September 18, 2014

Jury Deliberating Rowland’s Fate

by Hugh McQuaid | September 18, 2014 11:44am

Hugh McQuaid / ctnewsjunkie (UPDATED 4:25 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — Lawyers on both sides of former governor John G. Rowland’s corruption trial wrapped up their closing arguments Thursday afternoon and left a jury to decide whether Rowland is guilty of conspiring to hide his role in congressional campaigns.

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September 17, 2014

Judge Allows Witness Testimony, Defense Rests

by Christine Stuart | September 17, 2014 10:43am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Reversing course from previous rulings, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton allowed a defense witness Wednesday to testify about a conversation he had with Brian Foley, the government’s key witness in its case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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September 16, 2014

Judge Wrestles With Allowing Nursing Home Execs Testimony

by Hugh McQuaid | September 16, 2014 3:24pm

An exhibit in the case courtesy of the US government Calling a defense witness “woefully inaccurate” Judge Janet Bond Arterton rejected testimony, which would have been damaging to the government’s corruption case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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Witness Calls Relationship Between Nursing Home & Campaign ‘Incestuous’

by Hugh McQuaid | September 16, 2014 12:21pm

Hugh McQuaid photo NEW HAVEN — A witness testified Tuesday that Lisa Wilson-Foley’s 2012 congressional campaign had an “incestuous” relationship with the nursing home company that federal authorities say was illegally paying former governor John G. Rowland for political work.

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September 15, 2014

Rowland’s Attorney Says Work for Nursing Home Was Legit, Feds Say He Worked More On Campaign

by Hugh McQuaid | September 15, 2014 3:48pm

Douglas Healey file photo Minutes after prosecutors rested their corruption case against former governor John Rowland on Monday, Rowland’s legal team called a witness whose attorney immediately accused the government of intimidation.

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Feds Say Emails Show Rowland Spent Far More Time On Campaign

by Hugh McQuaid | September 15, 2014 12:04pm

Douglas Healey file photo Through a series of charts depicting emails and phone calls, prosecutors argued Monday that former governor John Rowland communicated far more with Lisa Wilson-Foley’s congressional campaign than he did with the business paying him as a consultant.

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