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October 13, 2017

OP-ED | Felons, Millionaires, and Nobodies: The Race for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | October 13, 2017 10:00am

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Are you a filthy rich businessman who wants to be governor and has $1.8 million lying around to pump into the campaign? If so, too bad, the Republicans already have one of you.

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September 25, 2017

Election Regulators Call On Malloy To Save Clean Elections

by Christine Stuart | September 25, 2017 2:26pm

The $40.7 billion Republican budget eliminates the Citizens Election Program, which amounts to fifty eight thousandths of the two-year budget.

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September 23, 2017

DHS: Connecticut Was One of 21 States Targeted By Russian Hackers Before Election 2016

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2017 3:17pm

ct.gov HARTFORD, CT — The state of Connecticut was one of 21 states the Department of Homeland Security contacted Friday to let them know that Russian hackers targeted their systems during the 2016 election.

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September 22, 2017

OP-ED | Soaking The Weekenders and the Dan Drew Follies

by Terry Cowgill | September 22, 2017 5:30am

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Trying to predict the end of Connecticut’s budget crisis is akin to guessing the denouement of a cinematic thriller you know nothing about. A handful of renegade Democrats have joined Republicans in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly to pass an alternative GOP budget that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vowed to veto. Lawmakers will then have to reconvene and try to come up with a bipartisan spending plan that everyone can live with. Machinations are no doubt in the works. It’s enough to make your head spin.

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September 19, 2017

UConn Researchers Find Business, Labor Unions Aren’t Driving Super PACs

by Jack Kramer | September 19, 2017 12:30pm

David Carillet via Shutterstock Ideology and issues, rather than business, drive super PAC fundraising, according to a study by University of Connecticut researchers.

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September 6, 2017

Drew Names Freshman State Representative As Running Mate

by Christine Stuart | September 6, 2017 11:34am

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie CHESHIRE, CT — In what could be viewed as an unconventional move, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, announced Wednesday that he was naming a freshman state representative as his running mate.

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September 1, 2017

Republican Lawmakers, State Election Regulators Spar During Hearing

by Christine Stuart | September 1, 2017 5:30am

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 | August 29, 2017 5:30am

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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August 10, 2017

Blumenthal: Manafort Search Is A ‘Stunning Development’

by Jack Kramer | August 10, 2017 11:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the execution of a search warrant on Paul Manafort’s home was a “stunning development” and an indication of “criminal wrongdoing.”

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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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