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Hatfield’s visibility boosted by Gingrich letter, Lawlor tweet

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich endorsed the exploratory campaign for attorney general of his former policy assistant, Susan Hatfield, in a letter that praises her work as a state prosecutor and makes no mention of the controversy generated by a Democrat’s tweet saying her support of Donald J. Trump makes her “a full-force racist enabler.”

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Working Families co-chair Julie Kushner running for state Senate

Julie Kushner of Danbury, a longtime political and union organizer as a UAW leader and co-chair of the Connecticut Working Families Party, said Thursday she is running for state Senate, hoping to tap into the wellspring of political activism by women generated by the election of Donald J. Trump as president. She is seeking a seat last won by a Democrat in 1994.

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Lamont, Bysiewicz make gubernatorial moves

Updated: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday
Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz showed signs Tuesday night of edging toward a run for the Democratic nomination for governor as Lamont began polling and allies of Bysiewicz helped expel Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, an early candidate for governor and a rival for support in their shared political base of the city, from the Democratic Town Committee.