What’s happening in this liberal suburb is a reflection of land-use decisions playing out in wealthy suburbs across the state.
SEEC to Boughton, Herbst & Obsitnik: Come back next week
The three gubernatorial candidates seeking public financing failed to win approval of their grants Wednesday by the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the result of deficiencies in their applications for $1.35 million each to wage a primary. All three are Republicans. They will have another chance next week.
Mark Boughton wins GOP endorsement on third ballot
MASHANTUCKET — Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton won the Republican endorsement for governor Saturday, emerging as the choice of GOP delegates from a field of eight candidates on the third ballot. But he faces a primary in August with at least three and as many as seven candidates, including two wealthy businessmen who bypassed the state convention.
Tim Herbst, making no apologies for making waves
Tim Herbst is on the summer Republican Town Committee circuit to talk about why his two terms as a young suburban CEO, shrinking an unfunded pension liability, striking savvy bargains with labor and offering relief from tax increases, makes him the Republicans’ best hope to win Connecticut’s open race for governor in 2018. But his elbows are out, even when trying to impress.
Connecticut Republicans embrace youth and diversity
It goes without saying that this year’s municipal elections were a resounding victory for Connecticut Republicans, maintaining control of the majority of towns and cities across the state. But perhaps the bigger victory is the party’s strides in embracing new and diverse members that ordinarily don’t gravitate towards the Republican Party.
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.
Connecticut mayors looking for money, ideas in Washington
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Mayors is part carnival, part money chase and part serious networking. It has drawn a baker’s dozen of Connecticut mayors and selectmen this year, all of them with money on their minds.
Only debate for treasurer turns ugly fast
The only debate between the candidates for state treasurer devolved into a series of angry clashes Wednesday over the health of state pension funds and their respective ethics.
Treasurer candidates will finally debate — just before election day
After months of sparring over when, how often and if they would debate, the major party candidates for state treasurer have agreed to participate in a forum to be televised two days before election day.