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Election 2018

June 8, 2018

Where’s The Money?

by Christine Stuart | Jun 8, 2018 1:59pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — None of the three Republican candidates for governor have received their $1.35 million public financing grant and they’re blaming election regulators and the legislature for the hold up.

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Eva Fever Hits New Haven

by Thomas Breen | Jun 8, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | New Haven

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Top New Haven Democrats bucked their party Wednesday night to line up behind an insurgent candidate for the state’s number-two elected job.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Get A 12-Minute Job Interview

by Christine Stuart | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018

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WEST HARTFORD, CT — For the first time since 2010 there’s an open governor’s seat. And while rhetoric has gotten heated on the campaign trail, Thursday’s event was civil and non-combative.

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June 6, 2018

Hartford Councilwoman Loses Job After Changing Her Party Affiliation

by Christine Stuart | Jun 6, 2018 12:57pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — A Hartford City Councilor was informed by Hartford Clerk John Bazzano that she had resigned her position on the City Council when she switched her party affiliation in January.

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June 5, 2018

Rell Center Refuses Ganim’s Request To Reschedule

by Christine Stuart | Jun 5, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018

HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is disappointed he won’t be on stage Thursday night when a group of Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates meet for a forum hosted by the Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford.

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ANALYSIS | Uncharted Territory

by Christine Stuart | Jun 5, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Never have so many candidates running for office in Connecticut sought to petition their way onto a primary ballot. However, voters should be aware of any false claims of having achieved the goal before every last signature is counted.

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June 1, 2018

Obsitnik Misses On First Try

by Staff Report | Jun 1, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Westport businessman Steve Obsitnik was poised Thursday to be the first gubernatorial candidate to receive a $1.3 million state grant for his campaign, but he fell short of the requirements.

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May 31, 2018

Third Democrat Vying For Esty’s Seat

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2018 12:31pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — A domain name for her campaign website was registered nine days ago and with that Shannon Kula became a potential third candidate on the Democratic side in the race for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat.

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May 30, 2018

Row A Democrats Form Alliance

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2018 4:43pm
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic candidates who will appear on Row A in the August primary met at Bear’s Restaurant Wednesday to see what they can do to work together, but aside from a loose affiliation on a ballot line there weren’t a lot of concrete examples of how they would run as a slate.

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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Pushes for 10 Debates

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018

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HARTFORD, CT — He fell short of the Republican Party’s endorsement and believes the other Republican candidates running for governor are afraid to debate him.

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