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Blumenthal-Carter contest a quiet race in a stormy election year

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

WASHINGTON — While the odds that Sen. Richard Blumenthal will be re-elected are among the highest in this year’s U.S. Senate races, he’s also under constant fire from a Republican opponent, state Rep. Dan Carter, who has laid siege to the popular Democrat. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, Murphy up for big promotions if Dems take over Senate

Connecticut U.S. Sens. Christopher Murphy, right, and Richard Blumenthal

WASHINGTON — If Democrats reach their goal of retaking control of the U.S. Senate in November’s elections, Connecticut’s senators have much to gain. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, if re-elected, and fellow Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy will zoom up in seniority much faster than their predecessors. Continue Reading →

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Malloy raises money, and profile, as head of DGA

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talks to reporters. At left, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.

WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proving to be an able fundraiser as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, but he’s not been in demand as campaigner in a year when many Democrats in hot races have shifted to the right of the Connecticut governor, touting fiscal conservatism, support for welfare reform and even their “A” ratings from the NRA. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal campaign targets potential rival Kudlow over actual candidate Wolf

Sen. Richard Blumenthal

WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal‘s campaign has more sharply set its sights on a Larry Kudlow, a Republican who isn’t in the Connecticut Senate race — at least not yet — instead of August Wolf, a Republican who has declared his candidacy. Continue Reading →

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Esty will use record, incumbency to ward off Greenberg’s challenge

Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District

WASHINGTON — Besides high-profile appearances with top members of her party, Rep. Elizabeth Esty is benefitting from perks and political lessons she’s learned on Capitol Hill to face off against Litchfield businessman and Republican Mark Greenberg. Continue Reading →

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