<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:41:02 -0400 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:41:02 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Chris Christie Heading to Groton to Support Foley]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:36:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/christie+foley.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will attend a rally in Groton alongside Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley on Monday, according the Republican Governors Association.

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<![CDATA[Treasurer Candidates Spar Over Campaign Ad]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:23:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tim+herbst+denise+nappier.jpg
Republican candidate for treasurer Tim Herbst called a recent campaign ad released on behalf of incumbent Denise Nappier "desperate," while Nappier called the claims "frivolous."

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<![CDATA[U.S. Labor Secretary Tours Connecticut With Malloy]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:43:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_thomasperez1jpg_bim.jpg
Gov. Dan Malloy and the U.S. Labor Secretary toured sites in eastern Connecticut on Friday to see where some of the state’s efforts to improve workforce development and investments for small businesses have paid...

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<![CDATA[State Police Endorse Malloy for Governor]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:57:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/dan+malloy+4.jpg
The Connecticut State Police Union and National Troopers Coalition are throwing their support to Gov. Dan Malloy as election day draws near.

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<![CDATA[Malloy, Visconti Debate at NBC Connecticut Forum]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:40:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/malloy+visconti+at+forum.JPG
One of three chairs sat empty in the NBC Connecticut studio leading up to Thursday’s gubernatorial forum, which GOP challenger Tom Foley opted not to attend.

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<![CDATA[South Windsor Police Issue Warning After Several Break-Ins]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:54:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Burglary-Series-generic.jpg
South Windsor police are urging residents to secure their homes after several residential burglaries several August.

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<![CDATA[Rivals Debate in NH Senate Race]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:06:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2014-10-21-21h11m54s10.jpg
Republican challenger Scott Brown continued to hammer away at Democrat Jeanne Shaheen's record in Washington as the incumbent repeatedly accused her opponent of fear mongering during a debate in...
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<![CDATA[Foley Says He Won't Change His Mind About Thursday Forum]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:57:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom+foley+still.jpg
Tom Foley provided reporters with myriad reasons he won't appear Thursday at a gubernatorial candidate forum hosted by NBC Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Foley Won't Be at Gubernatorial Forum]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:19:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Decision+2014+generic.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy, Republican challenger, Tom Foley, and unaffiliated candidate, Joe Visconti have been invited to participate in Thursday's forum, which will air live on NBC Connecticut at 7

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<![CDATA[Rival Gets Hands on Campaign Book]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:40:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/carl+demaio+scott+peters.JPG
A new bombshell dropped Friday in the race for California’s 52nd Congressional District when both candidates confirmed a Carl DeMaio campaign strategy book, allegedly stolen during an office break-in, found its...
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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The NBC Connecticut Debate Preview]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:09:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/visconti+foley+malloy+decision.jpg
One this week's episode of NBC Connecticut's "Decision 2014," we preview the upcoming NBC Connecticut Gubernatorial Forum.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Governor's Race Garners National Attention]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:15:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dan+malloy+tom+foley.jpg
The race for governor Connecticut has become one of the most closely watched in the country.

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<![CDATA[Campaign Ad Featuring James Foley Pulled]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:58:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_james_foley_ejecucion_isis_syria.jpg
A conservative ad campaign that featured James Foley, the New Hampshire journalist slain by ISIS, moments before his execution, will be pulled, the group responsible for the ad said. Secure America Now President

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<![CDATA[Gabby Giffords Campaigns for "Sensible" Gun Policy in West Hartford]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:54:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Giffordspic00000000.jpg
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was seriously injured in a 2011 shooting rampage, visited Connecticut on Thursday to help protect women from gun violence.]]>
<![CDATA[AFL-CIO Stumps for Malloy]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:50:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dan+malloy+5.jpg
The National President of the AFL-CIO, one of the largest organized groups in the United States, visited Connecticut Tuesday to campaign for the state's Democratic Governor in his bid for reelection.

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<![CDATA[Malloy Answers Questions About Rental Income]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:30:30 -0400
As the campaign for governor heats up, Republican candidate Tom Foley is criticizing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for taxes he paid in rental income on his former home in Stamford, which was valued at around...]]>
<![CDATA[NH Lawmaker Calls Congresswoman "Ugly as Sin"]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:22:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Steve+Vaillancourt.jpg
A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker has called a Democratic congresswoman "ugly" and said the GOP opponent in her November re-election race is one of the most attractive women in politics.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Stumps for Malloy in Hartford]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:14:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Clinton_Stumps_for_Malloy_in_Hartford_1200x675_341810243970.jpg
Former president Bill Clinton was in town to support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's campaign for governor.]]>
<![CDATA[Treasurer Denise Nappier Defends Record and Campaign]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:50:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/denise+nappier+2014.jpg
In an exclusive sit-down interview Wendesday, state Treasurer Denise Nappier told NBC Connecticut that her campaign has been active and that she has not been avoiding the press or the public.

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<![CDATA[Kennedy, Jr. Faces Campaign Finance Complaint]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:41:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/530PKENEDYSTILL100714MAX00000000.jpg
In a short complaint filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, Ted Kennedy, Jr.'s opponent for a Branford State Senate seat alleges that the Democrat has skirted campaign finance law.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Returns to Connecticut]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:50:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Obama-NU-2.jpg
President Barack Obama returned to Connecticut on Tuesday to attend a fundraiser in Greenwich where some guests shelled out as much as $32,000 per ticket.]]>
<![CDATA[Treasurer Nappier Withdraws From Candidate Forum]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:40:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Denise+Nappier.jpg
Democratic State Treasurer Denise Nappier abruptly cancelled a scheduled appearance at a candidate forum Tuesday night citing "personal reasons," according to a campaign spokesperson.]]>
<![CDATA[Decision 2014: Herbst Calls Nappier Out for Avoiding Debates]]> Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10:21:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy+foley+herbst.jpg
On this week’s episode of "Decision 2014," we take an in-depth look at the two gubernatorial debates held this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Voters Respond to Candidates' Jabs at Debate]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:50:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy+foley+fox+debate.jpg
Forget the gloves – the last 10 minutest of Thursday night’s gubernatorial debate between Gov. Dan Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley looked more like a bare-knuckle brawl.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Recommends Grandmotherhood]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:39:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_hillaryclinton7.jpg
Thousands waited hours in the sun to see Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday in South Florida. Clinton was signing copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at Books & Books at...]]>
<![CDATA[Pelto Sends Message With Write-In Candidacy for Governor]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:45:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/93014pelto00000000.jpg
Former Democratic state representative Jonathan Pelto failed to collect enough qualifying signatures to earn a spot on the November ballot, but that hasn't stopped him from running for governor.]]>