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Election 2006

May 3, 2018

OP-ED | Settling for Ned

by Susan Bigelow | May 3, 2018 2:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Election 2018 | Opinion

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Suddenly, there is clarity. A confusingly crowded governor’s race has contracted, and on the Democratic side a genuine frontrunner has emerged in Ned Lamont.

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April 5, 2018

ANALYSIS | The 5th District is Still the Democrats’ to Lose

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 5, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2006 | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Well, that happened fast.

Just last week, the congressional races here in Connecticut looked like a real snooze-fest. Now there’s a wide-open contest for a suddenly open seat in the state’s most competitive district, and it’s all thanks to the mind-bogglingly awful way in which U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, handled a harassment complaint in her office.

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January 19, 2018

OP-ED | Nostalgia for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 19, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion

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Does anyone remember the last time progressives in Connecticut were all genuinely excited about the same candidate? It’s been a long time.

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August 31, 2015

Lieberman’s Old Foe Urges Blumenthal to Say ‘Yes’ to Iran Deal

by Elizabeth Regan | Aug 31, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | Election 2006 | Election 2011 | White House | Greenwich

File Photo With ads that harken back to the political and social tumult of the late 1960s, former senatorial and gubernatorial hopeful Ned Lamont has embarked on a campaign to rally support for a nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Iran as the deal awaits congressional approval.

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August 24, 2015

Malloy Elevates Deputy To Chief of Staff

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2015 10:45am
Posted to: Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Jobs | State Capitol | Stamford

Christine Stuart photo Brian Durand, a trusted adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy before his first failed gubernatorial campaign in 2006, has been elevated to become Malloy’s third chief of staff.

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September 11, 2013

Portrait of Connecticut’s Second Female Governor Unveiled

by Christine Stuart | Sep 11, 2013 5:42pm
Posted to: Election 2006 | State Budget | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo It would be easy for people to assume that it might be awkward for the current gubernatorial administration to be in the same room as a former gubernatorial administration, but it wasn’t.

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June 29, 2011

Malloy Seeks Changes To Relationship With Labor

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | Jun 29, 2011 4:12pm
Posted to: Election 2006 | Labor | State Budget | Special Session

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will ask the legislature to change how it calculates state employee pensions and how it bargains for health benefits when it convenes Thursday for a special session.

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October 26, 2010

State Budget Deficit, Taxes Take Center Stage In Final TV Debate

by Christine Stuart | Oct 26, 2010 8:50pm
Posted to: Election 2006 | Election 2010

Former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker couldn’t do it, former Gov. John G. Rowland couldn’t do it and Gov. M. Jodi Rell couldn’t do it, so what makes Republican Tom Foley think he can solve a budget deficit by taking any and all tax increases off the table?

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September 16, 2010

‘No Blumen Way’ Says Tea Party

by Caitlin Emma | Sep 16, 2010 5:27pm
Posted to: Election 2006

Connecticut Tea Party members rallied across the street from the Stamford Marriott Thursday afternoon in protest of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal’s fundraiser featuring President Barack Obama.

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April 9, 2008

Closure on 2006 Democratic Primary

by Christine Stuart | Apr 9, 2008 11:31am
Posted to: Election 2006 | Media Matters

Kudos to Brian Lockhart of the Stamford Advocate for following through with his Freedom of Information request and getting the information on the alleged hacking of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman’s campaign web site the day of the 2006 Democratic Primary against challenger Ned Lamont.

Click here to continue reading about how the FBI determined that www.joe2006.com was never hacked as Lieberman and his campaign crew alleged.

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