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

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

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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Quinnipiac poll drawing scrutiny in a heated White House race

Douglas Schartz, director of the Quinnipiac poll.

WASHINGTON — Quinnipiac University’s polls have come under fire recently, especially from liberals supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, for results that differ from those in other presidential polls this year. The reason why is unclear, but several of the university’s polls have shown more support for GOP candidate Donald Trump than other polls have. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers help Dems hone strategy, message

Rep. Elizabeth Esty joins Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17) in honoring Vice President Joe Biden.

BALTIMORE – Connecticut lawmakers are gathering here with their House Democratic colleagues to network and plan strategy in a key political year for their party. Connecticut’s all-Democratic House delegation has been in the minority since 2011 and likely will continue to be after November’s elections.
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Clinton has ‘serious concerns’ about Aetna-Humana, Anthem-Cigna deals

Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON — Planned consolidations by some of the nation’s largest health insurers were propelled into the 2016 race for the White House Wednesday as Hillary Clinton said she has “serious concerns” about Aetna’s plan to acquire Humana and Anthem’s proposal to buy Cigna. Continue Reading →

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DeLauro hosts salon to help Clinton drum up endorsements

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District

WASHINGTON — Although she’s considered her party’s front-runner in the race for the White House, Hillary Clinton has not locked up the endorsements of even half of the Democrats in Congress. So Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who endorsed Clinton last week, offered to help boost those numbers this week. Continue Reading →

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