2014 election

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New poll, same result: Foley, Malloy tied for governor

Tom Foley goes to the Republican convention next week as the public favorite for the GOP nomination for governor, tied in the general-election match up with the Democratic incumbent, Dannel P. Malloy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday. Continue Reading →

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Martha Dean opens campaign with appeal to gun owners

Martha Dean told Connecticut’s largest gun group that her candidacy for governor was an opportunity for besieged gun owners to strike at a Democratic governor and General Assembly hostile to their rights — and to GOP candidates who only pay lip service to their interests. Dean says she will wage a Republican primary only if endorsed by the nominating convention in May. Continue Reading →

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Gun owners see choices in CT governor’s race as bad or worse

When the Connecticut Citizens Defense League endorsed Republican Tom Foley in the 2010 race for governor, it went unnoticed. The gun owners’ group was just a year old, and gun control barely registered as an issue in Foley’s close contest with Democrat Dannel P. Malloy. Now, it is in rapid-growth mode, with a membership that its leadership says has quadrupled to 10,300 in the year since the Sandy Hook shooting spurred passage of restrictions on purchasing guns, ammunition and large-capacity magazines. Members are getting tutored about the political process, learning how to become delegates to nominating conventions. With 201,038 pistol-permit holders and tens of thousands more owners of rifles and shotguns in Connecticut, they could be a potent voting bloc in 2014. Continue Reading →

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