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CT financial industry that backed Romney shunning Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump holds a sign he said showed how little he had received in contributions from people who work at hedge funds compared to Hillary Clinton.

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney raised more than $1.5 million from people connected to Connecticut’s financial services industry, but few of those deep-pocketed donors are giving to Donald Trump. An analysis by the Connecticut Mirror shows that, as of the end of July, Trump had only raised about $11,000 from that sector. Continue Reading →

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Himes’ provision roils fellow Democrats, threatens budget bill

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

WASHINGTON – Legislation championed for years by Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, threatened to become a “poison pill’ Wednesday in a massive budget bill that would avoid a government shutdown. Himes’ spokesman, however, insisted the congressman didn’t know how the provision was placed in the budget bill. Continue Reading →

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