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Challenger Carter steadily attacks, but Blumenthal remains aloof

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, left, and State Rep. Dan Carter.

WASHINGTON — The campaign tactics of Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his Republican challenger, state Rep. Dan Carter, are as different as they can be in politics. Blumenthal has largely ignored his challenger, while Carter is waging a death-by-a-thousand-cuts campaign, launching a blizzard of attacks. Continue Reading →

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With parting shot at ‘insiders,’ August Wolf folds his campaign

August Wolf, in a red cap inspired by Donald J. Trump, sought signatures from diners at the Prescott Bush dinner last month.

The political adventure of former Olympic shot putter August Wolf ended in failure Tuesday, marked by an email acknowledging he lacks the signatures to force a Republican primary for U.S. Senate, leaving state Rep. Dan Carter as the GOP’s uncontested choice to oppose U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat. Continue Reading →

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GOP faces endorsement fights Monday for Senate, 2nd & 5th CDs

Capitol dome looking up

Ten years after they last won federal office in Connecticut, Republicans will make endorsements Monday night in a three-way race for U.S. Senate and in all five congressional districts, at least two of which are expected to be contested. Continue Reading →

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GOP’s Dan Carter announces for U.S. Senate nomination

Dan Carter announces his candidacy. At right is Rep. Themis Klarides and Sen. Len Fasano.

Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, made a late entry Monday into the U.S. Senate race, giving Republicans an alternative to August Wolf, a businessman whose campaign to unseat Democrat Richard Blumenthal has been plagued by staff turmoil. He is a former Air Force pilot who was the sole member of the Newtown delegation to vote against gun controls drafted in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre. Continue Reading →

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State Rep. Carter ‘seriously considering’ Blumenthal challenge

Rep. Dan Carter

WASHINGTON — State Representative Dan Carter, a Republican from Bethel, is weighing a run against Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “I am seriously considering it,” Carter said. “So much so that I withdrew all my filings to run for re-election in the state assembly.” Continue Reading →

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Opportunity knocks, but Wolf campaign in disarray

August Wolf in the campaign video announcing his candidacy.

It should be the best of times for August Wolf. His only rival for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate recently stepped aside, yet Wolf’s campaign is coping with allegations of a hostile work environment, turnover of top staff, tight money and the threat of civil action by the Federal Election Commission. He is on his third leadership team, and his former manager says the campaign is nearly broke.
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