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In Connecticut at least, Clinton and Sanders agree on delegates


On a night when the Democratic presidential race eased to an end, the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders worked together to uneventfully conclude Connecticut’s delegate selections for the Democratic National Convention, winning ratification by the party’s state central committee for a final group of 19 delegates. Continue Reading →

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Clinton looks past Sanders, calls Trump, Cruz dangerous

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

BRIDGEPORT – A hoarse Hillary Clinton closed her Connecticut primary campaign Sunday with an implicit nod to the supporters of her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, and a loud repudiation of how she says America has been divided by the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republicans Donald J. Trump and Ted Cruz. Continue Reading →

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In Waterbury, Donald J. Trump mocks going ‘presidential’

Donald J. Trump presses the fleshes, signs autographs in Waterbury.

WATERBURY – One thing was clear Saturday: Donald J. Trump didn’t come to the Center of the Universe, this city’s defiant if ironic slogan, to pivot or go soft. He says it’s still him against Crooked Hillary Clinton, Lyin’ Ted Cruz, a dishonest media and a rigged political system. Continue Reading →

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Hillary tells base and Bernie: Wall Street’s powerful? Try the NRA

From left to right: Iran Nazario, Erica Smegielski, Hillary Clinton and Kim Washington at a Clinton campaign gun forum in Hartford Thursday

In a gun-producing state scarred by one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, Hillary Clinton promised a Hartford audience Thursday she would use the White House to take on what she says is the toughest force in contemporary politics, the gun lobby. Bernie Sanders’ targets of Wall Street and big oil are powerful, Clinton says, but the progressive movement should take aim at the NRA. 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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Quinnipiac poll has Trump, Clinton leading in Connecticut

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Fresh off decisive wins in neighboring New York, Republican Donald J. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton each have significant leads among likely voters in next week’s Connecticut primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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Clinton hopes focus on gun control brings big win in Connecticut

Clinton Sanders thumb

WASHINGTON — As the competition for Connecticut’s Democratic primary voters escalates, Hillary Clinton is hoping her stance on gun control is a magic bullet in her fight against Bernie Sanders. “There’s a big difference between the two candidates,” said Clinton supporter, Sen. Chris Murphy. Continue Reading →

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Kasich may not excite, but he says he can beat Hillary

John Kasich at Sacred Heart University

A playful John Kasich made his entrance on tiptoe Friday, sneaking in during a long-winded introduction by an old congressional pal, Chris Shays. Smiling broadly, Kasich signaled to the giggling crowd not to give him away as he edged forward. The path to the nomination in Cleveland is not as sure. Continue Reading →

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CT Right to Life slams Trump’s call to punish women who have banned abortions

Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — Connecticut Right to Life on Friday slammed GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who said women who have abortions should face some form of punishment if the procedure is banned. The organization said the nation should not entrust the presidency to “a novice.” The Trump campaign has since backed off the statement. Continue Reading →

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CT has outside chance of tilting presidential primary contest

Casting ballots at the Hartford Public Library last November

WASHINGTON – When it comes to presidential primaries, there are states that have a disproportionate impact and others little at all, and Connecticut may be in the latter category this year. But some say there’s a chance of relevance in this unpredictable political year. Continue Reading →

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Bush departure opens field in CT for GOP presidential candidates

Jeb Bush

WASHINGTON – No GOP presidential candidate raised as much campaign money or made as many stops in Connecticut as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose departure from the race gives those remaining in the GOP field a better shot at the state’s delegates. But members of the state’s Republican power structure haven’t, for the most part, indicated who they will support. Continue Reading →

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No surprises on ballot choices for CT presidential primary

Democrat Nick Balletto promoted his candidate at event with Republican J.R. Romano and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

There were no surprises or controversies Tuesday in Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s choices for ballot access in the April 26 primary in Connecticut: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic ballot; The Republicans are Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John R. Kasich, Marco Rubio and Donald J. Trump. Continue Reading →

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