Chris Shays and other anti-Trump Republicans have ratcheted up their efforts as the rest of their party celebrates Trump’s renomination.
The sheer number of Democrats running to unseat Trump means Connecticut is likely to help define a front-runner in what is expected to be a long and hard-fought contest.
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WASHINGTON – Sandy Hook Promise founders Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden on Friday said they have decided against running for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat. Meanwhile, former Newtown Rabbi Shaul Praver announced his intention to enter the race.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats at their party’s convention in Philadelphia probably won’t face the kind of drama displayed at last week’s Republican gathering in Cleveland, with its charges of plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech and a floor fight by anti-Trump forces — but they won’t be spared controversy.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy, who has raised his profile with his fight for gun control measures in Congress, and Gov. Dannel Malloy will speak at the Democratic National Convention that will begin in Philadelphia on Monday.
WASHINGTON — When Connecticut delegates to the Republican National Convention arrive in Cleveland next week, one of the first orders of business will be to consider a party platform that has been called the most conservative in the party’s history.
WASHINGTON — While three GOP candidates for Connecticut’s congressional seats are enthusiastic about Trump, John Shaban, running in the 4th District, has not committed and two others have offered a cool embrace.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats who will represent their state at their party’s national convention in Philadelphia next month won’t encounter the usual – a scripted event that is largely a pep rally for their White House candidate. This time the stage is set for some political drama.
Connecticut’s delegation to the Republican National Convention will be a mix of neophytes smitten with the outsider politics of Donald J. Trump, as well as pillars of a GOP establishment still adjusting to him as the party’s presumptive nominee. The delegation includes three former state chairs, six legislators and a Greenwich fundraiser who was an ambassador under George W. Bush.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump aims to win most, if not all, of Connecticut’s delegates in the state’s presidential primary Tuesday; and with more to lose than his opponents, his campaign will pick a slate carefully scrutinized for their loyalty.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday that he and other state Democratic officials are helping to launch a phone bank aimed at helping Hillary Clinton win the state’s April 26 Democratic primary.