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Election 2018

June 22, 2018

AFL-CIO Endorses Two of Their Own

by Christine Stuart | Jun 22, 2018 3:30pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Labor | 5th CD

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HARTFORD, CT — AFL-CIO members endorsed one of their own for lieutenant governor on Friday even though it wasn’t the same person their endorsed gubernatorial candidate chose as his running mate.

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June 20, 2018

The Slow Trickle of Public Financing

by Christine Stuart | Jun 20, 2018 2:38pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — There has been a lot of criticism lately of the State Elections Enforcement Commission for the pace at which it’s working to audit clean election candidates and give out the grants.

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Republicans In Race for 5th CD Find Common Ground on Immigration Policy

by John F. Silver | Jun 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Courts | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | White House | 5th CD

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Republican candidates running for the open 5th Congressional District seat are all calling for a comprehensive solution to the crisis at the southern border that has resulted in children being separated from their parents and placed in detention centers.

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June 19, 2018

Ganim, Stemerman Gain Ballot Access

by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2018 10:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Bridgeport

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HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim became the first Democratic candidate in state history to petition his way onto a Democratic primary ballot by submitting more than 17,100 valid signatures.

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June 18, 2018

Stefanowski Makes History In Qualifying for Primary Ballot

by Christine Stuart | Jun 18, 2018 9:24pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | CEP

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HARTFORD, CT — Madison investment banker Bob Stefanowski is the first petitioning candidate for governor to qualify for the Republican primary. He’s also the first gubernatorial candidate in Connecticut history to petition his way onto the primary ballot. Republican Peter Schiff did it when he was running for U.S. Senate in 2010.

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The Bysiewicz Test

by Christine Stuart | Jun 18, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s been almost eight years since Susan Bysiewicz sued the Connecticut Democratic Party to prove she was qualified to run for attorney general.

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June 13, 2018

SEEC Commissioner Calls It The ‘Perfect Storm’

by Christine Stuart | Jun 13, 2018 10:37pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Three Republican candidates for governor and three Democratic candidates for attorney general didn’t get their grants Wednesday from the Citizens Election Program.

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Democrats Test Message on Healthcare In Floor Speeches

by Jack Kramer | Jun 13, 2018 5:46pm
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and a group of Democratic senators took over the Senate floor Wednesday to send a warning that huge increases in insurance premiums are underway across the country.

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June 12, 2018

Time’s Up For Candidates To Submit Signatures

by Christine Stuart | Jun 12, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:44 p.m.) Petitioning gubernatorial candidates had until 4 p.m. Tuesday to submit signatures to local Registrars of Voters in order to get onto the Aug. 14 primary ballot. Most were confident they had collected enough signatures to qualify, but only time will tell as the names are verified.

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June 11, 2018

In Sanctuary City, Republican Gubernatorial Hopefuls Bash Sanctuary Cities

by Paul Bass | Jun 11, 2018 11:06pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Four leading Republican candidates for governor debated each other in Connecticut’s best-known sanctuary city — and to a man condemned sanctuary cities.

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