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Democrats hoping that, thanks to Trump, not all politics are local

NEW BRITAIN — This racially diverse, blue-collar city of 73,000 and its young Republican mayor, Erin Stewart, offer a test and a target for Democrats exploring whether anger at President Trump can be constructively harnessed, first in Tuesday’s municipal elections and then next year in the fight over control of state government in Connecticut. It is one of 32 contests for mayor, 93 for first selectman and scores of down-ballot races. Continue Reading →

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With eye on ’16, GOP hits Malloy in municipal races

In mailings coordinated by the state Republican Party and in campaign materials independently crafted by GOP candidates, voters are being urged to express their disapproval at the polls next week of an unpopular Democrat not on any ballot, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Call it the soft opening of the 2016 campaign. Continue Reading →

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