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September 24, 2018

Hartford Area Teens Continue Focus on Gun Violence Prevention

by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — In August they helped organize a rally with kids from Parkland, Florida to make sure “no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues.”

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September 20, 2018

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Weirdly Quiet Referendums

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 20, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Election 2018 | Environment | Opinion | Transportation

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This November, we’ll be voting on whether to add two amendments to the state constitution of 1965 — the transportation “lockbox” and protections for state-owned land. If you haven’t heard of this before now, you’re not alone.

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Kennedy Assists Lamont With Opioid Epidemic

by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Public Health | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont was joined on the campaign trail Wednesday by Patrick Kennedy, the former Rhode Island Congressman and CEO of the behavioral health nonprofit Kennedy Forum.

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September 19, 2018

Malloy Seeks to Clarify ‘Pesky Facts’ In Era of False Claims

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — With the spotlight on the gubernatorial contest, outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to correct the record regarding a few things that have been said recently during the debates.

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September 17, 2018

ANALYSIS | Stefanowski Channels JFK to Lamont’s Nixon

by Paul Bass | Sep 17, 2018 11:25pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT — The Shubert theater staged a revival Monday night of the historic 1960 Kennedy-Nixon campaign debate. Bob Stefanowski played the role of John F. Kennedy.

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Despite Ballot Access, Third Party & Unaffiliated Candidates Left Off Debate Stage

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 10 a.m.) The head of the Connecticut Association of Realtors (CTR) said his staff has a podium ready for Oz Griebel if a poll happens to be released that shows the petitioning candidate with more than 10 percent of the vote.

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September 14, 2018

Calling All Candidates!

by Christine Stuart | Sep 14, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Media Matters | State Capitol

November 6 is fast approaching and Vote.CTNewsJunkie.com, our Voter Guide & Candidate Questionnaire, is back for a third time to help you navigate what is shaping up to be one of the hardest fought elections of our lifetimes.

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September 13, 2018

OP-ED | Bob and Ned Went Toe to Toe. So?

by Susan Bigelow | Sep 13, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion

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Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski met for their first debate on Wednesday night, and both men dug in like blue crabs in wet sand. But how much does it really matter?

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September 12, 2018

Stefanowski Doesn’t Budge In First Debate

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 9:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New London

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NEW LONDON, CT — First-time candidate Republican Bob Stefanowski maintained his discipline during the first of five gubernatorial debates Wednesday and didn’t stray from his talking points.

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Poll Finds Democrats With 14-Point Lead For U.S. House

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 11:54am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Poll | White House

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Voters are giving Democratic candidates for the U.S. House a reason to smile as they head toward the November election.

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