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April 27, 2017

OP-ED | Rebuilding the Democratic Party Means More Inclusive Message

by Joshua H. Sandman | April 27, 2017 10:00pm

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The Democratic Party had been the traditional home base of the working and middle classes. Over the years, the party substantially backed away from reflecting the concerns of these working and middle class citizens.

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April 25, 2017

Working Families Party Wins Hartford Seat; GOP Holds Onto One In Watertown

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 10:26pm

Courtesy of the WFP Facebook page HARTFORD, CT — Joshua Hall won a three-way special election Tuesday, making him the first Working Families Party candidate to win a seat in the state House of Representatives.

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VOTE! Special Elections In Three Communities Today

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 1:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Voters in Hartford, Watertown, and parts of Woodbury will go to the polls in a special election Tuesday to fill state House seats vacated by politicians who won seats in the state Senate in February.

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March 7, 2017

SEEC Makes Pitch To Strengthen Campaign Laws

by Jack Kramer | March 7, 2017 6:30am

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 24, 2017

OP-ED | Manners, Empathy, and Respect for Others - What Some Call ‘Political Correctness’

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 24, 2017 9:00am

This week we learned that the alleged “family values” party does actually draw the line somewhere. The Conservative Political Action Conference first invited, then dis-invited Milo Yiannopoulos after an interview emerged in which he made bizarre and revolting comments about pedophilia.

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February 22, 2017

National Popular Vote Proponents Use Recent Election As Momentum

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 2:30pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State Democratic lawmakers, surrounded by supporters, called on Connecticut to join the list of states to abandon the Electoral College to elect the president and replace it with a National Popular Vote.

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February 15, 2017

Election Regulators Look to Clean Up Connecticut’s Clean Election Laws

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 6:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT—The federal investigation ended with no charges being brought, but Connecticut’s election regulators are trying to quickly close a loophole that allows banned state contractors to give money to publicly financed candidates.

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February 14, 2017

Southern Students Study Trump Presidency In Real Time

by Jack Kramer | February 14, 2017 1:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT – The dozen students who are taking a new political science course at Southern Connecticut State University focused on the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency all agree there has been no shortage of material to discuss the first few weeks of the semester.

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January 30, 2017

Merrill Says Threat Of Voter Fraud Investigation Signals Voter Suppression Efforts

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2017 6:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Anticipating that President Donald Trump will sign an executive order calling for an investigation into alleged voter fraud in the November 2016 election, Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said there’s no evidence to suggest it happened.

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January 26, 2017

Merrill Says There’s No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2017 1:57am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said there’s no “shred of evidence” that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential contest.

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