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Trump’s choice of Pence puts Malloy back into the game

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, benched as a Hillary Clinton campaign surrogate in recent weeks in deference to Bernie Sanders, all but auditioned Friday for the role of taking down Donald J. Trump’s choice of a running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. Continue Reading →

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CT delegates hope for agreement at fractured Dem convention

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. Continue Reading →

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On outs with Sanders and labor, is Malloy still a progressive?

The stated cause of Bernie Sanders’ displeasure with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as co-chair of the Democratic platform committee stems from his being one of Hillary Clinton’s “aggressive attack surrogates,” not deficiencies as a progressive politician. But controversy over Malloy’s suitability as an arbiter of the Democratic agenda coincides with a budget controversy in Connecticut that’s fueling a reappraisal of the man once described by The Daily Beast as the “progressives’ dream governor.” Continue Reading →

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