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Posted inPolitics

Of Valentines and endorsements, trackers and silliness

Three apparent firsts today in the 2012 congressional season: two statewide constitutional officers made their first endorsements, a video tracker showed up to record an opponent’s event, and a worker for the candidate being tracked responded with sufficient childishness to become part of the story. The campaign of Elizabeth Esty dispatched a young intern with […]

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GOP tries to scare court into rejecting Democratic congressional districts

Can Republicans scare the Connecticut Supreme Court into rejecting new congressional districts recommended last week by a court-appointed special master? In a brief filed today, the GOP warned that acceptance of the plan invites “a system of legislative gridlock, followed by court adoption of a status quo plan.” The brief is an obvious appeal to […]

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Democrats at Wesleyan to file SEEC complaint against Giuliano

The matter was dropped in November, but Democrats and other students at Wesleyan are reviving a complaint against Republican Sebastian Giuliano now that he is designated as the choice of the State Elections Enforcement Commission to be its next director and general counsel. The students say they will file a complaint Tuesday, alleging that Giuliano, […]

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Going to the dogs

Sen. Richard Blumenthal has come to the aid of heroic pooches. At a Thursday news conference in Hartford, Blumenthal, a Democrat, rolled out a bill that would cut the red tape involved in adopting a military dog. These dogs are regarded by the Pentagon as “equipment,” requiring potential adopters to bear the cost of transporting […]

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Cafero tells Malloy to butt out of redistricting

House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, a co-chairman of the bipartisan Reapportionment Commission, is upset that the office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has filed a brief in the congressional redistricting case before the state Supreme Court. “The governor has no existing role to play under the State Constitution,” Cafero said. “This is […]