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Hayes wins ground-breaking victory for 5th District nomination

Jahana Hayes, the political novice whose compelling life story drew national attention, soundly defeated former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman Tuesday for the Democratic nomination to represent Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. Continue Reading →

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Veteran, newcomer vie for 2nd District GOP nomination

Daria Novak, a conservative radio host who wants to return the U.S. to the gold standard, has failed twice to win the Republican nomination for the 2nd District Congressional seat. Now, after nearly six months as the only candidate for the nomination in 2016, she has competition from a political newcomer. 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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Martha Dean opens campaign with appeal to gun owners

Martha Dean told Connecticut’s largest gun group that her candidacy for governor was an opportunity for besieged gun owners to strike at a Democratic governor and General Assembly hostile to their rights — and to GOP candidates who only pay lip service to their interests. Dean says she will wage a Republican primary only if endorsed by the nominating convention in May. Continue Reading →

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Gun owners see choices in CT governor’s race as bad or worse

When the Connecticut Citizens Defense League endorsed Republican Tom Foley in the 2010 race for governor, it went unnoticed. The gun owners’ group was just a year old, and gun control barely registered as an issue in Foley’s close contest with Democrat Dannel P. Malloy. Now, it is in rapid-growth mode, with a membership that its leadership says has quadrupled to 10,300 in the year since the Sandy Hook shooting spurred passage of restrictions on purchasing guns, ammunition and large-capacity magazines. Members are getting tutored about the political process, learning how to become delegates to nominating conventions. With 201,038 pistol-permit holders and tens of thousands more owners of rifles and shotguns in Connecticut, they could be a potent voting bloc in 2014. Continue Reading →

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