Ana Radelat

Ana is a longtime Washington correspondent who has won numerous awards, including from The Associated Press and Gannett, has written for more than a dozen newspapers, including USAToday; The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger; the Shreveport (La.) Times; and the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser. She’s also been a regular contributor to other publications, including the Miami Herald and Advertising Age. Some of the stories Ana has broken focused on the strategies of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, former Sen. Trent Lott’s fall from power and questionable Hurricane Katrina contracts. A regular contributor to WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio, a partner of The Mirror, Ana is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism. E-mail her at aradelat@ctmirror.org.

Recent Posts

CT delegates head to Philly seeking unity – and an end for Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally at the University of Bridgeport on Sunday.

WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats at their party’s convention in Philadelphia probably won't face the kind of drama displayed at last week’s Republican gathering in Cleveland, with its charges of plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech and a floor fight by anti-Trump forces -- but they won't be spared controversy. Continue Reading →

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Quinnipiac poll drawing scrutiny in a heated White House race

Douglas Schartz, director of the Quinnipiac poll.

WASHINGTON — Quinnipiac University’s polls have come under fire recently, especially from liberals supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, for results that differ from those in other presidential polls this year. The reason why is unclear, but several of the university's polls have shown more support for GOP candidate Donald Trump than other polls have. Continue Reading →

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Post-Baton Rouge, CT GOP delegates have security on their minds

The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where the GOP convention will convene Monday.

WASHINGTON — The shooting deaths of three police officers in Baton Rouge heightened tensions at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday. Some Connecticut delegates have questions about security, said Rep. John Frey, R-Ridgefield, who has attended several meetings on convention security plans and will attend many more. Continue Reading →

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Amid Democratic discord, Malloy takes reins of party platform committee

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seemed to make amends with the Bernie Sanders campaign at the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Fla., Friday.

Gov. Dannel Malloy presided Friday over the Democratic Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Fla., an event held under the pall of the shooting deaths of five police officers the night before in Dallas and shootings this week by police officers of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. The platform is usually overshadowed by the drama of officially nominating candidates for president and vice president at the convention. But not this year. Continue Reading →

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After Dallas shooting, Murphy knocks Congress for inaction on gun control

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy filibusters on the Senate floor Wednesday.

WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s members of Congress called for calm, prayers, healing and justice in the wake of the shooting of five police officers in Dallas and the slaying by police of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. But Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., also slammed Congress for inaction on gun control. Continue Reading →

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