Will Connecticut be able to borrow funds at affordable rates to rebuild its aging transportation system? New projections show one key barometer of the transportation program’s fiscal health could be slipping into dangerous territory within the next two years.
Will Haskell, a 22-year-old Democrat, is attempting to flip the 26th Senate District seat held by Republican incumbent Toni Boucher. She has served in state office for Haskell’s entire life. The race is one of several that will determine which party has control of the senate.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s race for U.S. Senate gives voters a clear ideological choice between Chris Murphy, a progressive Democrat seeking re-election to that chamber for the first time, and Matthew Corey, a conservative Republican who has never held public office and is running on his “outsider” status.
Candidates in Connecticut’s open race for governor made closing arguments Sunday at rallies in a cathedral and a warehouse, in conversations at diners and a sports bar, and at one sparsely attended press conference set with Bushnell Park foliage and a sun-splashed State Capitol as a post-card picture backdrop.
Overlooked in a campaign consumed by fiscal issues, criminal-justice reforms enacted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are a quiet wedge issue in the race to succeed him, with Republican Bob Stefanowski taking advice from the governor’s loudest critic on crime, Sen. Len Suzio of Meriden. Democrat Ned Lamont and independent Oz Griebel say Malloy got this one right.
Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski are now battling for Connecticut’s governor’s seat on the airwaves of New York. Both candidates, running neck and neck in the polls, have last-minute ads up in the pricey New York media market hoping to reach more voters in southwestern Connecticut.
In nine public polls by four pollsters, Democrat Ned Lamont has topped Republican Bob Stefanowski in all but one. Other than an early poll that did not screen for likely voters, Lamont’s leads have ranged from four to nine percentage points. Whatever the numbers, the race generally is rated a toss up.
During the final debate this week between candidates for state attorney general, the contenders were asked a question that defines the race: How would they decide whether to join other attorneys general in filing multi-state lawsuits against businesses and the federal government?
A financially fortuitous moment in Republican Bob Stefanowski’s campaign for governor was the day in May when he thanked filmmaker Reverge C. Anselmo of Greenwich for a $3,500 contribution, the maximum allowed by state law. As they say in the movies, it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
He hasn’t won the seat yet, but GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski is already tapping people to serve on a transition team, including former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman.
Republican state Senate candidate Ed Charamut’s defiant defense of a mailer featuring anti-Semitic tropes to illustrate his Jewish opponent, Democrat Matt Lesser, crumbled Wednesday in the face of national condemnation, rebukes by religious leaders and disavowals by some fellow Republicans.
The final debate in Connecticut’s volatile race for governor starred Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski, two major-party candidates close in the polls and intent on avoiding mistakes in the campaign’s final week, plus a third-party candidate desperate to show he is not a spoiler, Oz Griebel.
A Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters released Tuesday shows Democrat Ned Lamont’s lead over Republican Bob Stefanowski has shrunk by half to four percentage points in Connecticut’s gubernatorial race and now sits precariously within the margin of error. Lamont leads Stefanowski, 47 percent to 43 percent, with Oz Griebel at 7 percent.
Rep. Jim Himes and Republican challenger Harry Arora on Monday night presented two different views on how the United States should treat friends and foes around the world.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump plans to announce a sweeping border crackdown this week, days before the mid-term elections, in a “red meat” speech aimed at firing up the GOP base. While that speech may help GOP candidates in other states, a tough approach to immigration is likely to provide less of a boost to Republican candidates in Connecticut, although some embrace the plan.