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September 30, 2016

Independent Expenditure Groups Make Their Endorsements, Get Ready For November

by Christine Stuart | September 30, 2016 11:30am

First it was the state’s largest business lobby. Now it’s smaller special interests groups who are harnessing the power of so-called “independent expenditures.”

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September 29, 2016

Voter Registration Surges Following Social Media Blitz

by Cara Rosner | September 29, 2016 1:55pm

Online and social media efforts have significantly increased the number of Connecticut residents who are registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election, according to state officials.

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September 14, 2016

Independent Party Nomination War Continues In Court

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2016 5:30am

Two factions within Connecticut’s Independent Party are still fighting for control of their ballot lines with only weeks to go before the November election. In the latest round of acrimony, the party’s Danbury faction on Tuesday sued Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and two members of the other faction of the party in Waterbury.

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August 19, 2016

Malloy Relents, Restores Funding For Watchdog Agencies

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 5:31pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After criticism from lawmakers and good government groups, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration relented and restored the $183,000 they had proposed to cut from three watchdog agencies.

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August 18, 2016

OP-ED | Libertarian Party Ticket: A Common Sense Revolution for America

by Paul McConnell | August 18, 2016 8:00am

The Libertarian Party ticket can absolutely win this election. The math is surprisingly easy.

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August 17, 2016

Merrill Defends Integrity of Connecticut’s Voting System

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2016 2:10pm

Christine Stuart photo While experts have dismissed the idea floated by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the national election could somehow be “rigged,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson seems to be concerned that it could be hacked.

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Dems Decry GOP Use of Same Contractor for Both Senate Republican Sites & Campaign Voter Data

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

Christine Stuart photo Middletown Mayor Dan Drew admitted Tuesday at a news conference in Middletown that they have no evidence that the Senate Republican caucus misused state resources when its website contractor did some additional political consulting work for a handful of campaigns.

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August 15, 2016

Green Party Submits Twice The Required Number of Signatures For The Presidential Ballot

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2016 10:30am

New Haven Independent file photo Supporters of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein claim they have submitted between 14,000 and 15,000 signatures of Connecticut voters to the Secretary of the State’s office asking for Stein’s name to be on November’s ballot.

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Complaints Filed Regarding Use of Official Caucus Website For Campaign

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.

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August 12, 2016

OP-ED | Rowlandesque: Malloy’s Baffling Watchdog Gambit

by Terry Cowgill | August 12, 2016 5:30am

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If there’s one rule in politics you can take to the bank, it’s never to behave in a way that invites comparisons to high-profile corrupt politicians who resigned in disgrace. For obvious reasons, whether the epithet is fairly or unfairly hurled, elected officials should avoid being labeled “Nixonian” or the equivalent. It’s sort of bad for your career.

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