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August 18, 2017

Merrill Will Seek Third Term; Lesser Won’t Primary

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2017 12:34pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:40 p.m.) Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, who said she would have waited to announce her 2018 re-election if democracy wasn’t under attack, filed her paperwork Friday to seek a third term.

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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | Grading The Likely Gubernatorial Office Seekers

by Terry Cowgill | August 11, 2017 5:30am

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If you had told me a year ago there would be more than a dozen capable people lining up to succeed the embattled Gov. Dannel Malloy, I would have told you you’re crazy. After all, this state is such a deep ditch that it will take someone of immense strength and talent to pull it out.

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August 9, 2017

Fasano Steps Aside; Srinivasan Reaches Fundraising Goal

by Christine Stuart | August 9, 2017 12:55pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republican President Len Fasano made it clear Wednesday that he’s not running for governor in 2018.

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August 7, 2017

Danbury Mayor To Undergo Brain Surgery

by Christine Stuart | August 7, 2017 10:36am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who is also exploring a run for governor, will have a tumor removed from his brain Tuesday.

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August 3, 2017

OP-ED | The Year of Incompetence

by Susan Bigelow | August 3, 2017 5:00pm

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Here we are, in August of 2017, and there’s a greedy child sitting in the White House, Congress can’t pass anything of substance, and Connecticut’s been without a budget for the past month. When did our governments get this abysmally bad at doing their jobs?

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August 1, 2017

Ganim Takes Clean Elections Challenge To Federal Court

by Christine Stuart | August 1, 2017 8:08am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim will file a lawsuit in federal court later today alleging that election regulators are trampling on his free speech rights.

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July 28, 2017

Budget Stalemate Begins To Take Its Toll

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2017 1:02pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Thursday that if the Senate votes against the labor agreement “then we’ll never have a budget.”

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July 13, 2017

OP-ED | Fundraising Race Gives Us Our First Glimpse of 2018 Field

by Susan Bigelow | July 13, 2017 7:00pm

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Politics right now is so grim that looking ahead to an election that won’t happen for 15 months is oddly soothing and hopeful — for the most part. So let’s take a look at the still-forming field for 2018’s wide open race for governor, and dream of the possibility of change.

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Murphy, Esty Fundraising At Record Pace

by Jack Kramer | July 13, 2017 12:00pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic incumbents U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty have raised record amount of cash for their 2018 re-election campaigns.

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July 11, 2017

Clean Elections Program On The Chopping Block

by Jack Kramer | July 11, 2017 4:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Government watchdogs and a group of Democratic legislators made a passionate plea to save the state’s Citizens’ Election Program from the budget chopping block Tuesday.

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