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Clinton carries CT but not the nation amid voter angst

Hillary Clinton at the Orangeside restaurant in New Haven Saturday

While Connecticut voters backed Hillary Clinton in a losing effort against Donald J. Trump Tuesday, one of the most contentious presidential races in modern history polarized residents on both sides of the debate. Many of the state’s voters reflected national polls showing they weren’t excited about either presidential contender, and – in some cases – repulsed by both. Continue Reading →

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As ACA faces new challenges, fixes not assured

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WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act is facing more challenges than at any time since its initial enrollment period in 2013, when the program was bedeviled by technical glitches. Besides rising premiums and fewer choices in Connecticut and elsewhere, there’s uncertainty a new Congress and a new administration will make fixes to the ACA that will improve its health. Continue Reading →

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In CT, most Republican mega-donors steer clear of Trump

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WASHINGTON — With the notable exception of Linda McMahon, Connecticut’s Republican mega-donors have largely steered clear of helping their party’s standard bearer – Donald J. Trump. Instead, some of Connecticut’s richest Republicans gave to other candidates running in the GOP primaries and even to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC. Continue Reading →

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CT GOP helps Trump mega-donors bypass campaign limits, legally

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.

Some eye-popping numbers are listed in the Connecticut Republican Party’s latest finance report: On a single day, nearly $900,000 flowed from across the U.S. into its account, nearly doubling its receipts. But the money bounced to the Republican National Committee, a legal trick practiced by both parties to help megadonors evade contribution limits. Continue Reading →

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Elite group in CT raising millions for Clinton

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WASHINGTON — An exclusive group of about two dozen Connecticut residents has raised millions of dollars to help put Hillary Clinton in the White House by “bundling” contributions from friends, associates and anyone else willing to give to the candidate. The Trump campaign has not disclosed its bundlers. Continue Reading →

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CT GOP wonders how to change the topic from Trump to economy

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Connecticut Republicans struggled over the weekend to gauge how badly their campaign to win control of the Connecticut General Assembly has been sidetracked by the spectacle of a defiant Donald J. Trump facing off against the establishment of both parties over a video showing him crudely boasting of his ability as a celebrity to molest women with impunity. Continue Reading →

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Murphy, stumping in Ohio for Clinton, Strickland, presses gun control

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy filibusters on the Senate floor Wednesday.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy is testing the political effectiveness of his push for stricter gun laws in Ohio, a battleground for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and a state that could help decide control of the Senate. In an odd pairing, Murphy is trying to help elect Ted Strickland, a Democrat who was once one of the fiercest defenders of Second Amendment rights on Capitol Hill. Continue Reading →

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Clinton out-raises Trump in CT defense-industry campaign cash

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WASHINGTON — Following a national trend, Connecticut’s defense workers and their bosses overwhelmingly gave to the campaign of Hillary Clinton while slighting that of Donald Trump. According to a Connecticut Mirror analysis, as of the end of August, the Clinton campaign raised more than $56,000 from individuals who work for the state’s defense industry, while the Trump campaign raised only $3,094. Continue Reading →

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Barred from debate, Johnson and Stein will still win votes in CT

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein

WASHINGTON — They won’t be on the stage for the presidential debates tonight, but Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein will be on the Connecticut ballot in November’s election, and are likely to pull votes from both major part candidates, especially Hillary Clinton. Continue Reading →

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