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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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April 27, 2015

Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo Pleads Guilty To Direct Mail Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2015 5:49pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2011 | Election 2012 | Election 2013

Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo pleaded guilty Monday to steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida.

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September 6, 2013

OP-ED | Primaries Abound In Key Connecticut Cities

by Jason Paul | Sep 6, 2013 4:52pm
Posted to: Election 2008 | Election 2012 | Election 2013 | Election 2014 | Opinion | Bridgeport | New Haven | Stamford

Political junkies in the state are in for a rare treat Tuesday, Sept. 10. We are blessed with a municipal primary day that likely will have an impact on the state’s political future.

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January 4, 2011

Questions Remain Regarding Dodd’s Campaign Debts

by Hugh McQuaid | Jan 4, 2011 6:32pm
Posted to: Congress | Election 2008

CTNJ file photo Retiring U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign may seem like a distant memory here in Connecticut, but it remains on the minds of some small business owners around the country who have yet to be paid for their services.

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January 21, 2009

With Obama, De’Vonna Solemnly Swears

by Paul Bass | Jan 21, 2009 8:21am
Posted to: Election 2008

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As a new president took the oath of office, an eighth grader with big dreams raised her hand in Fair Haven and recited the words along with him.

De’Vonna Gray was sitting, not standing, in the auditorium of Fair Haven School, not the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

But she was saying the same words Barack Obama was uttering up on the auditorium screen as schoolchildren from Fair Haven to Jakarta interrupted their daily routine to watch history being made.

Click here to continue reading Paul’s report or click here to read Melissa’s report from the celebration at the Omni last night.

January 9, 2009

Hairdresser Scores Ticket To History

by Melissa Bailey | Jan 9, 2009 4:49pm
Posted to: Election 2008

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Luvena Leslie took a break from snipping hair, opened her email box, and found a note from her senator: “Congratulations!” Out of over 10,000 people who applied for tickets to the presidential inauguration, she was among the few to be chosen.

“I could not believe I won,” said Leslie, sitting down between shampooing assignments at the Jo Bruno Hair salon Thursday afternoon.

Click here to continue reading Melissa’s report.

December 20, 2008

Connecticut Dems Vent Against Lieberman

by Christine Stuart | Dec 20, 2008 10:43am
Posted to: Election 2008

Click here to read our piece in the New York Times on the Lieberman debate Wednesday night.

December 18, 2008

No Censure, Just A Letter Of Disapproval

by Christine Stuart | Dec 18, 2008 12:22am
Posted to: Election 2008

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After struggling with how to express themselves,a majority of Democratic State Central Committee members agreed to send US Senator Joseph Lieberman a strongly worded letter of disapproval for his support of Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain.

The resolution proposed Wednesday was a watered-down version of the original one proposed by Audrey Blondin in September.

Blondin’s original resolution called for censure and went as far as asking Lieberman to leave the Democratic Party, however, on Wednesday the resolution turned into a strongly worded letter. Blondin and Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo will author the letter by the end of the month.

We’ll have a more in-depth report this Sunday in The New York Times.

December 16, 2008

Dems Expected to Scold Lieberman Today

by Christine Stuart | Dec 16, 2008 10:51pm
Posted to: Election 2008

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The Democratic State Central committee is expected to vote Wednesday evening on a resolution that expresses the party’s disappointment in US Senator Joseph I Lieberman’s support of Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain.

Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo said Monday that censure has been taken off the table. She said while she hadn’t yet seen the resolution it was expected to be a watered-down version of the first one tabled at the party’s meeting in November.

Click here to read the draft resolution submitted by Audrey Blondin of Litchfield.

December 15, 2008

How To Get That Golden Ticket

by Staff Report | Dec 15, 2008 4:29pm
Posted to: Election 2008

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US Senator Chris Dodd’s office has received over 10,000 requests for tickets to the swearing-in ceremony for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

In a press release Monday, Dodd’s office said he will receive 393 tickets and of those 200 will be given out at random.

If you are a Connecticut resident and want your name thrown into the hat then please contact Dodd’s office by fax at 202-224-1083 or email:  inauguration at dodd.senate.gov before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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