2016 campaign

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GOP looking to gain CT House seats, despite presidential year

The last time Republicans won a majority in the Connecticut House, they had the assistance of a Ronald Reagan landslide and a party lever that encouraged straight ticket voting. But the GOP sees opportunity for gains this year in open Democratic seats and polls showing an electorate deeply dissatisfied with a Democratic governor and General Assembly. Continue Reading →

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Despite sweltering heat, Trump draws thousands, blasts Malloy

FAIRFIELD – Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump brushed aside skepticism about his decision to campaign in a deep-blue state and drew about 5,000 people to a rally here Saturday on the hottest day of the year. Trump tailored his message to include heavy criticism of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a litany of statistics about the state’s sluggish economy, and the pointed question, “How did you lose General Electric?” Continue Reading →

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As Sandy Hook school opens, senators say gun legislation on hold

Hours before the opening of a new elementary school in Newtown to replace the one where a lone gunman killed 26 people nearly four years earlier, Connecticut’s two U.S. senators said Friday action on gun control will probably not come until after the November elections. Continue Reading →

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With parting shot at ‘insiders,’ August Wolf folds his campaign

The political adventure of former Olympic shot putter August Wolf ended in failure Tuesday, marked by an email acknowledging he lacks the signatures to force a Republican primary for U.S. Senate, leaving state Rep. Dan Carter as the GOP’s uncontested choice to oppose U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat. Continue Reading →

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GOP faces endorsement fights Monday for Senate, 2nd & 5th CDs

Ten years after they last won federal office in Connecticut, Republicans will make endorsements Monday night in a three-way race for U.S. Senate and in all five congressional districts, at least two of which are expected to be contested. Continue Reading →

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GOP’s Dan Carter announces for U.S. Senate nomination

Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, made a late entry Monday into the U.S. Senate race, giving Republicans an alternative to August Wolf, a businessman whose campaign to unseat Democrat Richard Blumenthal has been plagued by staff turmoil. He is a former Air Force pilot who was the sole member of the Newtown delegation to vote against gun controls drafted in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre. Continue Reading →

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