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Malloy says ‘no’ to immigrant kids, but others in Connecticut say ‘yes’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, seated at left, tweeted this photo of him hearing from U.S. Border Patrol officials during his visit to the Texas border Friday.

Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday firmly shut the door on the possibility the state would be able to help the federal government find temporary homes for some of a flood of immigrant children from Central America. But that does not mean others in Connecticut are not ready to help. Continue Reading →

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Himes raising more money than Debicella in race for 4th District

Washington – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, continues to outpace Republican rival Dan Debicella in campaign fundraising. Himes ended the reporting period on June 30 with about $1.7 million while Debicella reported $330,658, according to the latest filings with the Federal Election Commission. Although Himes’s campaign has more money that Debicella, the Republican has raised a substantial amount of money in the short time he’s been running for the 4th District seat – about $757,000 since October. Despite having raised less money, Debicella spent more than his opponent in the latest reporting period, which covered the period from April 27 to June 30. Debicella spent $228,070, much of that money to run the first campaign commercials in the race, while Himes spent $145,947. Continue Reading →

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