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A blue wave? Actually, the blues got bluer, but the reds also got redder

A blue wave swept across Connecticut to give Democrats solid majorities in the General Assembly, but the race for governor offered little sign of a political realignment: If anything, the reds got redder and the blues got bluer on the state’s electoral map.
Almost 100 towns voted more strongly in favor of the party they had chosen in 2014. Continue Reading →

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Voters go to polls in Connecticut’s ‘extraordinarily odd year’

Buffeted by conflicting state and national political currents, Connecticut voters go to the polls today to cast votes for statewide and legislative candidates, many who have tied their fortunes to how the electorate feels about two men not on the ballot, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and President Donald J. Trump. Continue Reading →

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Murphy says vote for Griebel is vote for Trump, others ask him to drop out

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy on warned Connecticut voters that casting a ballot on Tuesday for independent gubernatorial candidate Oz Griebel was “as good as a vote for Donald Trump.” Meanwhile, a coalition of progressive groups in Connecticut asked Griebel, and his running mate Monte Frank, to drop out of the race because he’s pulling support from Democratic candidate Ned Lamont. Continue Reading →

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Gubernatorial candidates split on justice reforms, but quietly

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. Continue Reading →

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Lamont to labor: ‘We’re going to be fighting for you’

NEW BRITAIN — Gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and the rest of the statewide Democratic ticket vowed loyalty to organized labor at a rally Friday, promising to fight in Hartford and Washington to protect collective bargaining and the right to organize at a pivotal time for public-sector unions in the U.S. Continue Reading →

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Lamont, Stefanowski, expand their fight on New York’s airwaves

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. Continue Reading →

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Down by 2 points yesterday, Lamont up 9 today

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. Continue Reading →

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Lamont self-funds, while a high roller backs Stefanowski

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. Continue Reading →

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Gubernatorial candidates reprise greatest hits at final debate

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. Continue Reading →

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Quinnipiac: Lamont’s lead over Stefanowski shrinks to 4 points

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. Continue Reading →

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Democrats: Does Connecticut want an NRA-endorsed governor?

A weekend of grieving the shooting deaths of 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue gave way Monday to a hard push by Democrats to highlight Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski’s support from the NRA and the state’s largest gun-owners’ group, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League. “A governor with an A rating from the NRA elected in Connecticut? That’s the national headline,” said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Continue Reading →

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Aside from UTC gossip, business plays coy in race for governor

Over dinner at the Belle Haven Club in Greenwich, a member of United Technologies Corporation’s board of directors, Harold “Terry” McGraw, was talking about gubernatorial politics when, according to a fellow diner, the director asserted that UTC would would exit Connecticut if Democrat Ned Lamont is elected governor. The comment, which McGraw declined to confirm or deny, would be a striking departure for a corporate Connecticut that has strained for neutrality in this volatile race. Continue Reading →

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