Susan Hatfield

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Candidates disagree on whether CT needs an activist attorney general

During the final debate this week between candidates for state attorney general, the contenders were asked a question that defines the race: How would they decide whether to join other attorneys general in filing multi-state lawsuits against businesses and the federal government? Continue Reading →

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Hatfield opposes 3D-printed guns, loses endorsement of gun group

With the gun lobby, it seems to be all or nothing. Susan Hatfield, the endorsed Republican candidate for attorney general, said Friday that her opposition to untraceable 3D-printed firearms — a position the President Trump has hinted he might adopt — has cost her the support of the state’s largest gun owners’ group, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League. Continue Reading →

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A ‘crypto-anarchist’ hands Democrats a new gun issue

You probably never heard his name before today, but Cody Wilson emerged this week as an influence in the Connecticut primaries for governor and attorney general: He is a self-described “crypto-anarchist” from Texas who wants to sell America a downloadable blueprint for the 3D printing of untraceable plastic firearms. Continue Reading →

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Hatfield endorsed for AG, but Shaban may primary

MASHANTUCKET — Susan Hatfield, a state prosecutor from eastern Connecticut, won the Republican State Convention endorsement for attorney general Friday, but former state Rep. John Shaban of Redding probably will contest the nomination in a primary. Republicans also unanimously nominated Susan Chapman of New Fairfield to run for secretary of the state. Continue Reading →

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Hatfield’s visibility boosted by Gingrich letter, Lawlor tweet

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich endorsed the exploratory campaign for attorney general of his former policy assistant, Susan Hatfield, in a letter that praises her work as a state prosecutor and makes no mention of the controversy generated by a Democrat’s tweet saying her support of Donald J. Trump makes her “a full-force racist enabler.” Continue Reading →

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