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Votes of CT senators rarely deviate from party position

Washington — During Congress’ debate on the farm bill last summer, Orange, Conn.-based Pez and other Connecticut candymakers looked for an opportunity to overhaul the federal sugar program so prices for the sweetener would fall. They lobbied for weeks on Capitol Hill for an amendment to the farm bill that would reform the Department of Agriculture sugar program, which props up U.S. sugar prices.

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CT GOP field: Boughton’s in, Foley soon

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s official entrance into the 2014 race for governor Wednesday creates a four-man field of Republicans that is about to expand to five with the addition of Tom Foley, the GOP’s 2010 nominee. Once Foley formally declares after months as an exploratory candidate, the field seems set with one possible exception: Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton, who has been raising money since August with an exploratory committee.