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Fundraising for GOP congressional candidates in CT hits new low

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Updated at 9 a.m.
Donors are shunning all five Republican campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives in Connecticut, setting a new mark for fundraising futility: Contributions in the 4th and 5th Congressional Districts are less than 10 percent of what previous GOP challengers raised in previous cycles. Continue Reading →

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Sandy Hook echoes throughout Clinton campaign in Connecticut

Sandy Hook is central to Hillary Clinton's new ads.

Over the air and on the ground, Hillary Clinton is closing her Connecticut primary campaign with an emphasis on gun control, an issue of special resonance here and one on which she appears closer to the Democratic base than her rival for the presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. Continue Reading →

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Cost of super PAC attack on Malloy reaches $7.3 million

True in 2012, but not in 2013.

Grow Connecticut, the Republican super PAC, is closing its effort to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with its toughest ad of the campaign, a piece that is largely based on outdated economic data and backed by a $600,000 contribution that brings the group’s total spending to $7.3 million. Continue Reading →

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Veterans issues a focus of Connecticut’s hottest congressional races

Retired Army Lt. Col. David Cole is featured in U.S. Rep. Jim Hime's campaign commerical.

WASHINGTON – Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and Jim Himes, D-4th District, have made the care of veterans a focus of their reelection campaigns, following a national trend that put the nation’s veterans near the top of the list of political issues this year. Continue Reading →

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