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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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Fundraising for GOP congressional candidates in CT hits new low

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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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Price quits, asks SOTS to give Independent line to GOP’s Carter

Rep. Dan Carter. R-Bethel

John R. Price says he is relinquishing his claim to the Independent Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, a move intended to end an intra-party fight and give Republican Dan Carter the party’s cross-endorsement and a second line on the ballot. But with many ballots printed and optical scanners programmed, is it too late? Continue Reading →

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Feud cost Connecticut’s Independent Party a line in U.S. Senate race

Trial Referee A. Susan Peck  tells the feuding parties the court has no jurisdiction.

An internal fight will leave the Independent Party without a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut this fall, denying Republican Dan Carter a cross-endorsement in his uphill fight to unseat the Democratic incumbent, Richard Blumenthal. Continue Reading →

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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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Despite sweltering heat, Trump draws thousands, blasts Malloy

At a rally in Fairfield, Donald J. Trump holds a sign showing how little he had gets from hedge fund managers compared to Clinton.

FAIRFIELD – Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump brushed aside skepticism about his decision to campaign in a deep-blue state and drew about 5,000 people to a rally here Saturday on the hottest day of the year. Trump tailored his message to include heavy criticism of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a litany of statistics about the state’s sluggish economy, and the pointed question, “How did you lose General Electric?” Continue Reading →

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CT Dems joined national Democrats in gun-control fundraising pitch

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WASHINGTON — Republicans vying to unseat Connecticut Democrats say they are outraged by the attempt to raise political cash from what they characterized as exploitation of the mass shooting in Orlando earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Democratic Party accused the GOP candidates of using their outrage to avoid taking a position on the gun control legislation at the center of the controversy. 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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Obama: ‘We will not give in to fear or turn against each other’

President Obama addresses the nation.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered flags lowered to half-staff Sunday as Connecticut joined President Obama and the nation in mourning the murders of 50 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, an act of terror and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Some Democrats quickly called for Congress to strengthen measures aimed at preventing gun violence. Continue Reading →

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