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Election 2018

April 19, 2018

Early Voting Clears First Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | Apr 19, 2018 5:01pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT—A resolution that would ask voters whether to amend the state’s constitution to allow early voting during elections passed the House Thursday by a simple majority.

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April 18, 2018

Boucher Bows Out of Gubernatorial Contest

by Jack Kramer | Apr 18, 2018 10:59am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — The crowded field of gubernatorial candidates was thinned by one Wednesday as Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, dropped out of the Republican race.

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April 16, 2018

Bronin Bows Out of Race For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2018 1:37pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Unable to gain traction in a crowded field before the Democratic convention, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is dropping his gubernatorial bid and focusing on Hartford.

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Connecticut Gets Federal Funds To Protect Voting Systems

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 16, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Federal Budget

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HARTFORD, CT –  Connecticut was one of 21 states targeted by hackers in 2016, and while no information was taken from its online voter registration system, the state received $5.1 million in new federal funds to beef up its security.

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April 12, 2018

Hartford Democrat Apologizes For ‘I Need A Stand With White Men Pin’ Comment

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 4:43pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ethics | State Capitol | Hartford | Wethersfield

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 10 p.m.) A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is calling out state Sen. John Fonfara over a comment he made Wednesday in the halls of the state Capitol, forcing the Hartford Democrat to issue a written apology and to offer to schedule a community conversation to make amends.

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April 11, 2018

Some Candidates Are Still Working Toward Fundraising Threshold

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 11, 2018 5:27am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3 p.m.) With the party conventions about a month away, some of the 27 gubernatorial candidates in the field have reached the threshold to qualify for public financing, while and others are working hard to get there.

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April 10, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | A Remorseful Esty Returns to Capitol Hill

by Peter Urban | Apr 10, 2018 7:36pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Equality | Legal | Privacy

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WASHINGTON — In a round of interviews with reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty apologized again for mishandling the firing of Tony Baker, her former chief of staff who had abused her former scheduler, and she reaffirmed her decision to not seek re-election but remain in office through the end of her term.

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One Democrat, Two Republicans Want Kennedy’s Seat

by Jack Kramer | Apr 10, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Branford | Durham | Guilford | Killingworth | Madison

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BRANFORD, CT — A few weeks after Ted Kennedy, Jr. surprised many by announcing he wouldn’t be seeking re-election to the 12th Senate district seat, one Democrat and two Republicans have expressed interest in replacing him.

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April 6, 2018

Five Democratic Candidates Pitch Union Members, Lamont Wins Straw Poll

by Christine Stuart | Apr 6, 2018 3:07pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Five Democratic gubernatorial candidates made their pitches to the AFL-CIO convention Friday seeking the group’s endorsement, but Ned Lamont ran away with their support in an unofficial straw poll.

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Head of Fiscal Commission Considers Gubernatorial Bid

by Christine Stuart | Apr 6, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:30 p.m.) The co-chair of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Development is considering a Republican bid for governor amid criticism that he used his appointment to the commission as a launching pad for a campaign.

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