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Once again, CT GOP bets on a business outsider

Bob Stefanowski is the latest in a series of outsiders from the world of business to win a Republican primary for top-of-ticket statewide offices in Connecticut, none of whom were able to beat their conventional Democratic opponents in the fall. But those races for governor and U.S. Senate came before the ultimate outsider, Donald J. Trump, captured the White House. And none of them followed the path taken by Stefanowski.

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Circumspect on Dems, Malloy taunts Republicans as ‘Trumpists’

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy voted Tuesday in the first Democratic gubernatorial primary since 2002 in which he is not on the ballot, but offered no endorsement of either would-be Democratic successor — an acknowledgement that his unpopularity makes his kind words a liability. But he showed no reticence in condemning every Republican contender for assuring the GOP base of their fealty to President Trump: “They have become Trump-like, perhaps mini-me Trumps. And that’s a disturbing reality.”

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Candidates for Esty’s congressional seat hustle last-minute votes

Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat are frantically spending the last hours before the polls close on the primary races Tuesday searching for votes, sometimes one by one and often in towns considered the opposing party’s strongholds. Campaigning in the 5th District poses unique geographical and strategic challenges.