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CT Republicans fault Trump’s mixed message on hate groups

Connecticut Republicans unequivocally denounce the torch-wielding white supremacists and neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Va., while their criticism of President Trump’s insistence he saw “blame on both sides” of the violent protests and counter-protests was more muted. Continue Reading →

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CT GOP helps Trump mega-donors bypass campaign limits, legally

Some eye-popping numbers are listed in the Connecticut Republican Party’s latest finance report: On a single day, nearly $900,000 flowed from across the U.S. into its account, nearly doubling its receipts. But the money bounced to the Republican National Committee, a legal trick practiced by both parties to help megadonors evade contribution limits. Continue Reading →

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CT GOP pushes a tight message, even if Trump and RNC won’t

CLEVELAND — Republicans go home Friday to begin testing a convention-crafted message of Donald J. Trump as the only answer for an America imperiled by Islamic jihadists, bad trade deals, Black Lives Matter, stagnant wages, environmental regulations, unchecked immigration, Washington elites, activist judges, Obamacare, gay marriage, a biased media and Hillary Rodham Clinton. 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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New leader, but same result: CT GOP trails in fundraising

The Connecticut Republican Party struggled to compete financially during J.R. Romano’s first six months as state chairman, collecting about 29 cents for every dollar contributed to the state Democratic Party, according to reports filed over the weekend. Continue Reading →

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GOP sues, claims Democrats illegally supported Malloy

The Connecticut Republican Party filed a lawsuit and elections complaint Friday accusing the state Democratic Party of illegally using federal campaign contributions to support the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Continue Reading →

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CT GOP to ‘open’ for Springsteen at Mohegan

They’ll be playing different rooms, but the Connecticut Republican Party and Bruce Springsteen are booked on the same date at Mohegan Sun. Springsteen and the E Street Band announced 15 U.S. tour dates Monday, including concerts at the Mohegan Sun Arena on the nights of May 17 and 18. The GOP previously scheduled its state nominating convention for May 16 and 17 in the Uncas Ballroom on the other side of the casino complex. “That’s a nice coincidence for our delegates,” said Jerry Labriola, the state chairman. Labriola said he sees no conflict. Continue Reading →

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Republicans propose ‘honest’ tax cuts for Connecticut

House Republicans have proposed $247 million in consumer and business tax cuts – moves they insist won’t worsen the big budget deficit projected for next year. In a press conference Thursday, GOP lawmakers said they want to give small businesses a one-time break on their unemployment assessments, accelerate the return of a sales tax exemption on clothing, and restore another exemption for over-the-counter medicine. Continue Reading →

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Power failure keeps finance reports from Boughton, GOP off line

Anyone curious to read the end-of-year campaign finance reports for the Connecticut Republicans or Danbury Mark Boughton’s exploratory campaign will have to wait. The reports were filed by the deadline of midnight Friday, but a power failure has kept them from being posted on the state’s web site. Continue Reading →

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