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Murphy, other CT Democrats, working to empower state’s Latinos

WASHINGTON– Connecticut’s growing Latino population is not increasing its political clout, so Sen. Chris Murphy and members of the state legislature’s Hispanic Democratic Caucus are trying to do something about it. They have established the Latino Leadership Academy. Continue Reading →

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Corey hopes third try is charm in ousting Larson

WASHINGTON — Since he was first elected to represent a Hartford-based congressional district in 1998, Rep. John Larson has not had a serious challenge from a GOP opponent and – if fundraising and history are any measures – it looks like his winning record will continue this year. Yet Matthew Corey, a business owner from Manchester, says Larson has failed in a key mission – stopping the bleeding of jobs in the 1st District. He hopes his third try at unseating Larson is a charm. 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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Blumenthal campaign targets potential rival Kudlow over actual candidate Wolf

WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal‘s campaign has more sharply set its sights on a Larry Kudlow, a Republican who isn’t in the Connecticut Senate race — at least not yet — instead of August Wolf, a Republican who has declared his candidacy. Continue Reading →

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Big stakes loom behind quiet races for the General Assembly

While U.S. Senate candidates Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy grab most of the headlines, there is more at stake in this year’s state legislative races than Connecticut has seen in a decade. Though Democrats hold comfortable margins in both chambers, an unusually large number of open seats, a sluggish economy and the specter of right-wing super PAC funds have left the majority wary. “I’m telling our people, if you have an opponent with a pulse, you need to run as if your political life depended on it,” Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, said. But Republicans, who also have to defend their share of open seats, still must campaign in a blue state where President Obama’s lead has stretched into double digits. Democrats currently hold 22 of the Senate’s 36 seats, and haven’t held fewer than 21 since 2000. Continue Reading →

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