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On a TV near you, scenes from Connecticut’s crowded campaign

They use wrecking balls, floating boxes, and even a candidate’s brain scan. Four of the five Republican candidates for governor are on television, competing for attention with ads that offer dashes of biography with promises to cut taxes, shake up Hartford, cut state employee benefits, clean house, fight insiders, restore growth and, yes, think outside the box. All this in 30-second servings. Continue Reading →

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Newtown group asks Ryan for action as gun control heats up as campaign issue

The Newtown Action Alliance, a gun-control group formed after the  Sandy Hook shooting of December, has demanded House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., allow votes on dozens of gun control bills that run the gamut from an assault weapons ban to establishing federal funding research on gun violence. Continue Reading →

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Foley TV ad pledges to make ‘every school in Connecticut great’

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says in his latest TV ad that he has “a plan for making every school in Connecticut great,” a promise that could fall short on two measures: His only published plan is an outline of five bullet points, one of which would strip failing schools of money, potentially hastening their demise. Continue Reading →

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As Pelto fades, Visconti ramps up with pitch to gun owners

Can Twitter, the Outdoor Channel and a commercial starring the “Buckmobile,” a customized convertible that once belonged to country star Buck Owens, bring enough national gun money into Connecticut to make pistol-packing, third-party candidate Joe Visconti a factor in the race for governor? Continue Reading →

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DGA puts $1.25 million into Connecticut affiliate to oppose Foley

The Democratic Governors Association has made its first major expenditure supporting the 2014 re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, giving $1.25 million to its Connecticut affiliate for television ads attacking the Republican nominee, Tom Foley. Its first ad takes viewers back to Fusion Paperboard in Sprague, where Foley went to criticize Malloy’s economic policies, but ended up in an argument with a local official and workers. Continue Reading →

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McKinney takes hard, closing shot in GOP primary

John P. McKinney is closing his GOP primary campaign with a hard shot at frontrunner Tom Foley, branding him as “arrogant, ill-informed, uncaring” in a commercial that shows Foley scolding workers and a small-town first selectwoman outside a closing paper mill. Continue Reading →

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A Newtown mom praises Malloy in campaign ad

A mother who urged passage of Connecticut’s sweeping new gun controls after her son was shot to death in the Sandy Hook school massacre appears in a new campaign ad for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. “Gov. Malloy has the courage and conviction to stand up and do the right thing,” she says. Continue Reading →

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