WASHINGTON — Republicans vying to unseat Connecticut Democrats say they are outraged by the attempt to raise political cash from what they characterized as exploitation of the mass shooting in Orlando earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Democratic Party accused the GOP candidates of using their outrage to avoid taking a position on the gun control legislation at the center of the controversy.
The political adventure of former Olympic shot putter August Wolf ended in failure Tuesday, marked by an email acknowledging he lacks the signatures to force a Republican primary for U.S. Senate, leaving state Rep. Dan Carter as the GOP’s uncontested choice to oppose U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered flags lowered to half-staff Sunday as Connecticut joined President Obama and the nation in mourning the murders of 50 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, an act of terror and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Some Democrats quickly called for Congress to strengthen measures aimed at preventing gun violence.
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers have creative ways of holding fundraisers that include seats at sporting events and Broadway plays, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal has stepped up that innovation, raffling off a lunch with himself in Washington, D.C.
August Wolf launched a petition drive Wednesday to force a Republican primary for U.S. Senate with an angry attack on the GOP delegates who snubbed Wolf’s yearlong campaign Monday and endorsed Rep. Dan Carter, a candidate for five weeks.
State Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, a three-term legislator and former military pilot, won the Republican endorsement for U.S. Senate on Monday in a rejection of the yearlong campaign of August Wolf, the businessman and Olympian who was the GOP’s only candidate until last month.
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.
Washington – With a sizable loan to his campaign, GOP Senate candidate August Wolf’s campaign has raised more than half a million dollars, but his rival, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, still has a huge lead in political cash.
Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, made a late entry Monday into the U.S. Senate race, giving Republicans an alternative to August Wolf, a businessman whose campaign to unseat Democrat Richard Blumenthal has been plagued by staff turmoil. He is a former Air Force pilot who was the sole member of the Newtown delegation to vote against gun controls drafted in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre.
WASHINGTON — State Representative Dan Carter, a Republican from Bethel, is weighing a run against Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “I am seriously considering it,” Carter said. “So much so that I withdrew all my filings to run for re-election in the state assembly.”
We all know one person or another who is living paycheck to paycheck and literally a step from being forced onto the street. This happened to a woman I know and her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago. In my effort to assist her, I was shocked to learn how few resources are available to keep people in their homes when faced with difficult times.
A twisting path to reconfirmation for Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers reached its end with a 139-6 House vote Wednesday, but not before a Latina legislator accused Rogers of slighting the Supreme Court’s first and only Latina justice.