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Trump’s choice of Pence puts Malloy back into the game

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seemed to make amends with the Bernie Sanders campaign at the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando, Fla., Friday.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, benched as a Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate in recent weeks in deference to Bernie Sanders, all but auditioned Friday for the role of taking down Donald J. Trump’s choice of a running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. 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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On outs with Sanders and labor, is Malloy still a progressive?

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

The stated cause of Bernie Sanders’ displeasure with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as co-chair of the Democratic platform committee stems from his being one of Hillary Clinton’s “aggressive attack surrogates,” not deficiencies as a progressive politician. But controversy over Malloy’s suitability as an arbiter of the Democratic agenda coincides with a budget controversy in Connecticut that’s fueling a reappraisal of the man once described by The Daily Beast as the “progressives’ dream governor.” Continue Reading →

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