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May 22, 2018

Republican U.S. Senate Primary Takes Shape

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018

HAMDEN, CT — Two days after the Democratic Party’s overwhelming endorsement of U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy for a second term, Dominic Rapini announced his decision to primary the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate.

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May 21, 2018

Connecticut Works To Fend Off Cybersecurity Attacks On Election

by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2018 12:49pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Two days after President Donald Trump eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill convened the second meeting of the Elections Cybersecurity Task Force.

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Lembo, Merrill Easily Receive Party’s Endorsement

by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2018 10:07am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — While there was hand-wringing over races for lieutenant governor, attorney general and treasurer, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo was endorsed by the Democratic Party for a second term with no competition and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill beat back a primary challenge from Woodbridge Democratic Party Town Chairwoman Karen Talamelli Cusick.

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Connecticut Scores Big On Opportunity Zone Designation

by Jack Kramer | May 21, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Congress | Economic Development | The Economy | Poverty | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven

Courtesy of the state

HARTFORD, CT —Connecticut batted a thousand, getting all 72 of the areas it nominated as Opportunity Zones to induce long-term investments in low-income communities approved by the U.S. Treasury Department.

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May 19, 2018

Wooden To Face Three Way Primary

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 8:16pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Initially concerned that race would play a role in the Democratic nominating process, all three candidates of color for state treasurer automatically qualified for the August primary ballot.

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Tong Wins Democratic Endorsement, But Faces Primary

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 6:47pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — State Rep. William Tong won the Democratic Party’s endorsement in a brutal, four-way race for Attorney General.

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Organizer Qualifies For Lt. Gov. Primary

by Thomas Breen | May 19, 2018 6:16pm
Posted to: Election 2018

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

HARTFORD, CT — A young labor organizer pulled off a surprisingly strong show of support in her bid for lieutenant governor, spurred on in no small part by a New Haven politician’s emotional endorsement of her candidacy.

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Ned Gets Endorsement, Blocks Ganim from Ballot

by Thomas Breen and Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 2:20pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — There was no question that Ned Lamont would get the Democratic Party’s endorsement for his gubernatorial run. The question was whether he would be able to deny Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim ballot access.

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Diversity Discussion Lingers As Party Convention Starts

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 7:27am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto said he’s tried hard to increase diversity in the Democratic Party and he’s being unfairly criticized for the lack of diversity at the top of the ticket.

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May 18, 2018

Murphy Reminds Democrats Why They’re Democrats

by Thomas Breen and Christine Stuart | May 18, 2018 8:55pm
Posted to: Election 2018

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

HARTFORD, CT — With $12 million in the bank, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is keeping one eye on his re-election campaign and another on moving the Democratic Party forward. In accepting the nomination Friday Murphy reminded Democrats why they’re Democrats.

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