Gary Rose

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Labor vows political fallout from Himes trade stance

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes is in Germany with President Obama for the G-7 meeting of major world economic powers, evidence of the president’s success in influencing key members of his party to vote for a trade measure considered a poison pill for most Democrats. Immediately, organized labor said there would be a political price to pay for Himes’ support on the trade bill. Continue Reading →

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Minority votes important – but elusive — in tight congressional races

An Esty volunteer registers new voters in Danbury at the Caribbean Jerk Fest on Sept. 20.

In 2012, President Obama was at the top of the ticket, drawing minorities to the polls in Connecticut and across the nation. But he’s not on the ballot in this midterm election and that is expected to change the political calculus on how minority votes will affect some Connecticut congressional races. Continue Reading →

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