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Election 2013

November 5, 2013

Not Registered to Vote? Not A Problem

by Hugh McQuaid | Nov 5, 2013 6:30am
Posted to: Election 2013 | Election Policy

CTNJ file photo Not registered to vote? Don’t worry. Today marks the first Election Day in Connecticut in which residents may register to vote and cast a ballot for municipal candidates on the same day.

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November 4, 2013

Will Big Data Help Local Candidates?

by Christine Stuart | Nov 4, 2013 4:48pm
Posted to: Election 2013 | Town News | Southbury | Local Politics

Christine Stuart photo Knowing they’re not going to get the same turnout Tuesday that they do in gubernatorial or presidential election years, municipal candidates on both sides of the aisle have been working hard over the past few months to get their voters to the polls.

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November 1, 2013

OP-ED | Groundhogging Connecticut’s Election

by Jason Paul | Nov 1, 2013 1:34pm
Posted to: Election 2013 | Town News | Danbury | East Haven | Middletown | New Britain | Norwalk | Norwich | Stamford | West Haven | Opinion

Tuesday is Election Day and voters in a majority of the state’s towns will be going to the polls to decide who will run their town government.

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October 29, 2013

Heavy Hitters Ride to the Rescue For Dems Under New Fundraising Rules

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | Oct 29, 2013 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2013 | Election 2014 | Election Policy

IMPA Up until the end of May, the Connecticut Republican Party had three times as much cash on hand as the Democrats, but the fundraising tables quickly turned following the passage of new campaign finance regulations in June.

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October 25, 2013

OP-ED | 5 Reasons Local Elections Are More Important Than You Think

by Heath W. Fahle | Oct 25, 2013 11:16am
Posted to: Election 2013 | Town News | Opinion


You are much more likely to spot your town’s mayor at your local grocery store than President Obama. If a pothole develops on your street, you’ll probably call your local town hall to get it fixed. When a traffic accident happens in town, an officer of the local police department will probably be the first responder on the scene. Parents put their kids on the school bus in the morning so they can go to the local public school.

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October 23, 2013

New Haven Mayoral Candidates Clash On ‘Experience’

by Melissa Bailey | Oct 23, 2013 8:04am
Posted to: Election 2013 | Local Politics | New Haven

In a fast-paced final public debate before a standing-room-only crowd, New Haven’s two mayoral candidates squared off on who knows how to get things done.

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October 7, 2013

Merrill Lauds Judge’s Decision To Give Westport Candidates Ballot Access; Minor Parties Celebrate

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Oct 7, 2013 12:30pm
Posted to: Election 2013 | Election Policy | Equality | Town News | East Hampton | Middletown | Westport | Local Politics

Courtesy of the Judicial Branch (Updated 4:46 p.m.) Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is lauding a judge’s order permitting a minor political party’s candidates to appear on the ballot in Westport and East Hampton’s municipal election despite their failure to comply with state election law.

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September 19, 2013

OP-ED | The Blue State Blues

by Jason Paul | Sep 19, 2013 9:04pm
Posted to: Election 2013 | Election 2014 | Opinion


It is a hard time to be a Democrat, particularly if you are hoping to see progress on a host of issues before Congress. I can call my representatives till I am blue in the face (so to speak), yet it won’t make any difference. They already share my worldview; they just can’t advance any controversial issue in that representative body.

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Former Campaign Manager Apologizes, Gets 28 Months

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 19, 2013 12:41pm
Posted to: Courts | Election 2013 | Smoke Shop Investigation

(Updated 2:29 p.m.) Joshua Nassi, the campaign manager and longtime aide to former House Speaker Chris Donovan, made a tearful apology Thursday before a federal court judge sentenced him to more than two years in prison for campaign corruption.

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September 13, 2013

ANALYSIS | What We Learned From the 2013 Primaries

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 13, 2013 7:57am
Posted to: Election 2013 | Election 2014 | Opinion

Susan Bigelow Another municipal primary season has come and gone. So what have we learned?

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