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CT delegates head to Philly seeking unity – and an end for Trump

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

WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats at their party’s convention in Philadelphia probably won’t face the kind of drama displayed at last week’s Republican gathering in Cleveland, with its charges of plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech and a floor fight by anti-Trump forces — but they won’t be spared controversy. Continue Reading →

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CT delegates hope for agreement at fractured Dem convention

Bill Henderson, president of the Communication Workers of America Local 1298, at the 2nd Congressional District caucus to select Sanders delegates last week.

WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats who will represent their state at their party’s national convention in Philadelphia next month won’t encounter the usual – a scripted event that is largely a pep rally for their White House candidate. This time the stage is set for some political drama. Continue Reading →

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Establishment well-represented among Trump’s CT delegates

Donald Trump invites Rep. Tony D'Amelio, R-Waterbury, onto the stage during an April rally at Crosby High School in Waterbury. D'Amelio will be a delegate to the GOP convention.

Connecticut’s delegation to the Republican National Convention will be a mix of neophytes smitten with the outsider politics of Donald J. Trump, as well as pillars of a GOP establishment still adjusting to him as the party’s presumptive nominee. The delegation includes three former state chairs, six legislators and a Greenwich fundraiser who was an ambassador under George W. Bush. Continue Reading →

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