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.
Live blog: Primary election coverage
We’ll keep you up to date on what’s happening around the state during today’s primary election with reports from Mirror staff and social media. Have a report from the polls? Tweet to us at #ctprimary2014!
Ten things John McKinney thinks about health care
As governor, John McKinney said, he’d side more with consumers on insurance-related matters, privatize social services and ask state employees to accept less costly health insurance. He’s critical of Obamacare, but didn’t cite any specific ways he’d change how Connecticut handles it. And he cited personal experiences in explaining his views on certain issues, including physician-assisted suicide and the need to improve patient safety in hospitals.
A primer on public financing of campaigns in Connecticut
Tom Foley makes his third try today to qualify for public financing, suddenly a make or break step for candidates in the race for governor. Here’s how the program works.
Foley, McKinney find plenty of common ground at first GOP forum
Republican gubernatorial contenders Tom Foley and John McKinney found more common ground than points of contention Thursday night as they squared off for the first time in a campaign forum.
Visconti ends GOP campaign to run as independent
Joe Visconti ended his campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination Friday and opened a petition drive to get on the November ballot as an independent candidate.
Interactive: Donations to GOP gubernatorial candidates
Explore where the GOP gubernatorial candidates are getting their money — and from whom they are getting their money.
Foley challenges GOP rivals on money
Tom Foley is raising expectations about delegate support and financial resources in the run up to this weekend’s Republican convention, saying a first-ballot endorsement for governor and his qualifying for public financing are within reach. His GOP rivals say he is grandstanding.
New poll, same result: Foley, Malloy tied for governor
Tom Foley goes to the Republican convention next week as the public favorite for the GOP nomination for governor, tied in the general-election match up with the Democratic incumbent, Dannel P. Malloy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.
The budget vote is Saturday, but Malloy’s focus is November
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy shook off a demoralizing week of political and fiscal stumbles Friday, defending his stewardship of the state’s economy and budget with a focused confidence, even as he minimized fiscal challenges that await the winner of the 2014 election.
CT donors more generous to GOP governors in 2014
Connecticut donors gave $800,000 to the Republican Governors Association in 2014, money the state GOP hopes will flow back to its campaign to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a vulnerable first-term Democrat. Donors include an executive of a company promised $115 million in aid by Malloy.
Foley follows a unique playbook in GOP race for governor
One of six candidates seeking the GOP nomination for governor, Tom Foley is alone in keeping secret how he intends to finance his campaign, just as he was the only candidate to skip last week’s televised debate in Hartford or to decline invitations to attend any other debate before nominating convention on May 17.
McKinney promises ‘deference’ to gun-control repeal
Sen. John P. McKinney, a Republican who helped pass a bipartisan gun-control law after the Newtown school massacre in his district, tells a conservative audience in a video Democrats posted Wednesday that he would not block the law’s hypothetical repeal if elected governor.
Boughton releases tax return, Malloy to follow
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, one of six Republican candidates for governor, released his tax returns Tuesday, a step the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, promises to also take.
GOP gubernatorial candidates debate guns, taxes, corruption and TV shows
The five Republican candidates for governor who faced off in a debate Friday signed a pledge to treat each other with respect, and they did: The jabs were reserved for the man each hopes to replace, first-term Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.