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Klarides says nothing political in late arrival at RNC

State Sen. Art Linares arrived Wednesday night and joined GOP chair J.R. Romano in the front row. Read the story here.

CLEVELAND — House Minority Leader Themis Klarides of Derby arrived here Thursday morning, saying she was delayed by a need to spend time with her ailing father, not a desire to distance herself from Donald J. Trump, the Republican National Convention or the GOP platform. Sen. Art Linares of Westbrook showed up Wednesday night. Continue Reading →

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Establishment well-represented among Trump’s CT delegates

Donald Trump invites Rep. Tony D'Amelio, R-Waterbury, onto the stage during an April rally at Crosby High School in Waterbury. D'Amelio will be a delegate to the GOP convention.

Connecticut’s delegation to the Republican National Convention will be a mix of neophytes smitten with the outsider politics of Donald J. Trump, as well as pillars of a GOP establishment still adjusting to him as the party’s presumptive nominee. The delegation includes three former state chairs, six legislators and a Greenwich fundraiser who was an ambassador under George W. Bush. Continue Reading →

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CT’s Senate’s only Hispanic would have voted ‘no’ on aid to undocumented students

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The state Senate’s only Hispanic member missed a vote Wedensday night on a bill that would make undocumented students eligible for a pool of college financial aid money. The bill passed 21-13 and was sent to the House, but Sen. Art Linares now says he would have voted against it. Continue Reading →

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