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Shays joins ‘Republicans for Hillary’ campaign

Fore U.S. Rep. Chris Shays on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday.

WASHINGTON — Former GOP Rep. Chris Shays was one of 50 prominent Republicans on Wednesday to launch “Together for America,” a group that supports Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency. Shays said he decided to support Hillary Clinton, instead of this party’s nominee Donald Trump, for president after watching the national parties’ conventions.. Continue Reading →

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Trump loyalty test for delegates may shut out many in CT GOP

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WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s big win in Connecticut means he’ll take dozens of Connecticut delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to support his presidential bid, but some state GOP insiders won’t be in the mix, and others will be screened for their loyalty to a candidate they had not openly endorsed. Continue Reading →

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With eye on ’16, GOP hits Malloy in municipal races

Malloy is featured in a campaign video for Republican Tim Herbst in Trumbull.

In mailings coordinated by the state Republican Party and in campaign materials independently crafted by GOP candidates, voters are being urged to express their disapproval at the polls next week of an unpopular Democrat not on any ballot, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Call it the soft opening of the 2016 campaign. Continue Reading →

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Hopkins-Cavanagh takes on Courtney in a long-shot bid

Hopkins-Cavanagh confronting Joe Courtney cropped

Like many challengers, Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh is short on campaign cash and name recognition and long on ideas, enthusiasm and disgust with the way things are run in Washington D.C.

“I’ve got quite a mountain to climb,” said Hopkins-Cavanagh, a Republican, of her bid to win the 2nd District seat in Congress. Continue Reading →

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