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CT Lt. Gov candidate Heather Somers Reaches Fundraisin​g Objective

CT Lt. Gov candidate Heather Somers Reaches Fundraisin​g Objective

  Heather Somers, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, successfully raised approximately $80,000 in small contributions and submitted her filing today with the Citizens Election Fund. “I have been overwhelmed by the grassroots support for my campaign from across the state.  Our campaign has reached a necessary benchmark to have the […]

Statement by Tom Foley on Recent Federal

Statement by Tom Foley on Recent Federal

Tom Foley today issued the following statement on a recent report by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis showing that Connecticut’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is growing only half as fast as the United States as a whole:

Witkos, Simanski Celebrate New Hartford Student Writers

Witkos, Simanski Celebrate New Hartford Student Writers

New Hartford – Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) and Representative Bill Simanski (R-62) honored eight New Hartford students for winning their school essay contest sponsored by Northwest Community Bank. The winning students, 6th graders from Ann Antolini School, were presented with citations and a special prize from Northwest Community Bank during […]

by · June 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Connecticut News, Politics

Simsbury Man Named Veteran of the Month by State Sen. Witkos

Hartford, CT – Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) named Trevor Brittell the “Veteran of the Month” this June. Staff Sergeant Brittell, a Simsbury resident, served in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq in the infantry and later as a Military Police squad leader. “Brittell has proudly served his country, protected the lives of […]

Attorney Says Sex Was Consensual Between 81-year Old Woman and 43-year Old Man in Windsor Locks Hotel Room

Attorney Says Sex Was Consensual Between 81-year Old Woman and 43-year Old Man in Windsor Locks Hotel Room

At the Enfield Court House this morning, Donald Papcsy, the Norwalk attorney representing Windsor resident Jeffrey Laporto, 43, said the charges against his client were unfounded.

Connecticut’s Tax And Spend See-Saw

Governor Dannel Malloy has a rough and tumble personality. Even his friends and political associates acknowledge that he has “sharp elbows,” but one of Connecticut’s prominent public pulse takers, director of the Quinnipiac University poll Douglas Schwartz, notes that there are more important issues in elections than likeability: “…the economy is clearly the […]

Kerry At Yale

The good news is that Secretary of State John Kerry is not Ayaan Hersi Ali, and therefore his address to Yale graduates on College Class Day was not cancelled by a tremulous administration responding to charges that the appointed speaker had needlessly denigrated Islam. Yale, one may be thankful, is not […]

Russia’s Doors, Putin’s Time

There are, and always have been, three doors to Russia, every one of which has been jealously guarded first by Russian Czars and in the Communist era by Russian Czars posing as proletarian workers such as Josef Stalin. There is a Western point of access (Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic […]

The Trials Of John Rowland

Former Governor John Rowland, now a former radio talk show host, may have been “guilty,” in a metaphorical sense, of using his position to advance the political interest of one particular candidate over another. It has been said that Mr. Rowland had subjected poor Andrew Roraback, at the time a […]

Another Day, Another Crony Capitalist: Where Is The Republican Populist?

Managing Editor of the Journal Inquirer Chris Powell may be right. Even on their best day, Republicans running for office do not know how to frame an issue so that it will appeal to those not born to the purple.   A story written by Steve Collins of the Bristol […]