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May 27, 2016

National Magazine Says Control of Connecticut Senate Is A ‘Toss Up’

by Jack Kramer | May 27, 2016 11:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo While most political pundit’s eyes are focused on the hotly contested presidential election between frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the race for Senate and House seats in Connecticut is garnering its share of national attention.

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May 24, 2016

Fiorina Avoids Trump, Takes Aim At Clinton

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2016 9:47pm

Douglas Healey photo Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told Connecticut Republicans Tuesday that this November’s election is the GOP’s best chance to “dissolve power from the few and put it back into the hands of the people.”

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May 23, 2016

Labor Sends A Message to Connecticut’s Democrats

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 5:30am

ctnewsjunke file photo Feeling betrayed by Democrats who supported a state budget that includes thousands of layoffs for their members, a coalition of Connecticut’s unions say they are now raising money to fund other candidates who support labor.

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May 20, 2016

Brookes Declines To Primary Novak in 2nd CD

by Jack Kramer | May 20, 2016 8:23am

There will be no Republican primary in the Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District, as Westbrook’s Ann Brookes has lived up to her campaign promise not to oppose party endorsed candidate Daria Novak.

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May 17, 2016

New Haven, Hartford Lawmakers Line Up For Number Two Spot In House

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo With House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, seeking a promotion to Speaker of the House, New Haven Rep. Toni Walker and Hartford Rep. Matthew Ritter are lining up to take over his spot as the number two person in the House of Representatives.

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May 16, 2016

Sharkey Says It’s Up To Malloy To Make His Case On Second Chance Legislation

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Outgoing House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said Monday that he supports Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system. But he said it will be up to the governor to make sure the House has the votes.

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May 15, 2016

Sharkey Won’t Seek Re-election

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2016 8:43pm

Christine Stuart file photo Speaker Brendan Sharkey will not seek re-election to the House next year, making him the 22nd lawmaker and the most powerful to opt out of seeking another term in 2016.

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May 12, 2016

Senate Candidate Goes After Minority Leader On Social Media

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 10:48pm

Republicans and Democrats came to the defense of House Minority Leader Themis Klarides Thursday after Republican U.S. Senate candidate August Wolf, insulted the Republican leader on Twitter.

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May 11, 2016

Wolf Seeks To Petition His Way Onto Republican Primary Ballot

by Christine Stuart | May 11, 2016 2:15pm

Christine Stuart photo Calling the system “rigged” Wednesday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate August Wolf said he plans to collect 8,079 signatures of registered Republican voters for an opportunity to primary state Rep. Dan Carter, who won the GOP’s endorsement at Monday’s convention.

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May 9, 2016

Clay Cope Easily Wins Republican Nomination In 5th Congressional District

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2016 7:29pm

Christine Stuart photo Republicans in the 5th Congressional District overwhelmingly nominated Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope as the candidate they want to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

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