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Election 2014

April 5, 2018

ANALYSIS | The 5th District is Still the Democrats’ to Lose

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 5, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2006 | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Well, that happened fast.

Just last week, the congressional races here in Connecticut looked like a real snooze-fest. Now there’s a wide-open contest for a suddenly open seat in the state’s most competitive district, and it’s all thanks to the mind-bogglingly awful way in which U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, handled a harassment complaint in her office.

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January 10, 2018

Boughton Makes It Official After Reaching Fundraising Threshold

by Christine Stuart | Jan 10, 2018 6:29am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Danbury | CEP

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DANBURY, CT — This time is different for Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.

The nine-term mayor who just had brain surgery this summer has raised the money he needs to qualify for public financing.

In 2014, Boughton fell short of the support he needed from inside the Republican Party to get on the primary ballot.

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September 1, 2017

Republican Lawmakers, State Election Regulators Spar During Hearing

by Christine Stuart | Sep 1, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Election Policy | Southington | Wolcott

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State election regulators laid out their case Thursday during a sometimes contentious four-hour hearing in which they tried to prove that mentioning Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s name on mailers in 2014 without asking his opponent or the Republican Party to pay for it violated state election laws.

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August 29, 2017

Two Republican Lawmakers Vow To Fight Elections Enforcement

by Christine Stuart | Aug 29, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Election Policy | Southington | Wolcott

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Two Republican lawmakers said it’s ridiculous that state election regulators would subpoena them to show up for a hearing this week that they welcomed more than two years ago.

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April 14, 2017

ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2017 11:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol

Josalee Thrift / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.

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April 13, 2017

Malloy Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

by Christine Stuart | Apr 13, 2017 2:03pm
Posted to: Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended the speculation Thursday about whether he will seek a third term. He won’t. Malloy, 61, gathered his staff on the fourth floor of the state Capitol Thursday to deliver the news before heading down to a 2 p.m. press conference.

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April 11, 2017

This Time Around, Walker Explores Race For Governor

by Jack Kramer | Apr 11, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Bridgeport

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It may be 19 months before Connecticut elects its next governor, but the number of candidates seems to be growing daily.

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March 7, 2017

SEEC Makes Pitch To Strengthen Campaign Laws

by Jack Kramer | Mar 7, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2014 | Election 2016 | Election Policy

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Two proposed bills that are designed to strengthen election reporting laws received the backing of the executive director of the State Elections Commission at a public hearing on Monday.

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February 2, 2017

Democrats Say Federal Inquiry Into 2014 Fundraising Is Over

by Christine Stuart | Feb 2, 2017 2:33pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2014

ctnewsjunkie file photo The Connecticut Democratic Party says the U.S. Attorney’s office has ended its investigation into whether the party illegally spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election bid. Turns out It didn’t and no charges were brought.

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December 12, 2016

Senate Republicans Hire Former Labor Relations Director

by Christine Stuart | Dec 12, 2016 11:40pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | Election 2016 | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Windsor

Contributed photo Senate Republicans hired the former chief labor relations official who was reorganized out of a job by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration following his re-election in 2014 to a second term.

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