<![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 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:04:36 -0400 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:04:36 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Education Group Backs Malloy]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:35:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dan+malloy+5.jpg
One of the state's biggest teachers unions, the Connecticut Education Association, announced Monday that its board believes Gov. Dan Malloy deserves another four years.

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<![CDATA[Senators Search for Ways to Reduce Veteran Suicide]]> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:57:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/veteran+suicide+meeting.jpg
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy met with doctors and mental health professionals with the Veterans Administration on Friday to brainstorm ways to reduce the suicide rate among veterans.

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<![CDATA[State Rep. Votes Illegally, Fakes Home Address: Officials]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:06:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/state+rep+christina+ayala.jpg
Three Bridgeport Democrats are challenging or considering a race to unseat a fellow Democratic state representative who faces an election probe.

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<![CDATA[Dems Unimpressed With Foley's Plan for Taxes, Education]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:16:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tom+foley+in+new+britain.jpg
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley laid out his plans for education and taxes in front of New Britain City Hall on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Chris Christie Stumps for Foley in Stamford]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:48:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/christie+foley.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will travel to Connecticut today to stump for Republicans running for office, sources close to Tom Foley's campaign told NBC Connecticut.

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<![CDATA[Money From Gun Groups Entering Governor's Race]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:10:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom+Foley+Dannel+Malloy+1200.jpg
Groups affiliated with pro- and anti-gun control campaigns have begun pouring money into the political scene over the past month, as Election Day draws near.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Treasurer Candidates Trade Barbs]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:35:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tim+herbst+denise+nappier.jpg
The normally mundane race to operate Connecticut's state pension funds, among other duties, has turned into a political war of words between the incumbent Democrat Denise Nappier and Republican challenger...

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Candidates Speak]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:55:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom+Foley+Dannel+Malloy+1200.jpg
In this week's episode of Decision 2014, NBC Connecticut wraps its arms around the race for governor as it approaches seven weeks until election day.]]>
<![CDATA[Jury Begins Deliberations in Rowland Trial]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:01:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/rowlandclosing09182014.jpg
Federal prosecutors did their best Thursday to lay out their final case against Connecticut's former governor John Rowland.]]>
<![CDATA[Tea Party Calls on Visconti to Drop Out of Race]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:40:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/visconti091614.jpg
Connecticut Tea Party leader Tanya Bachand has written an open letter to unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti, a Republican, calling on him to vacate the race.]]>
<![CDATA[State Leaders Look to Improve Internet Reliability]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:04:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Internet00000000.jpg
State officials announced their plan to improve access to ultra high speed internet in order to improve Connecticut business environment]]>
<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Q-Poll]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:58:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/visconti+foley+malloy+decision.jpg
This week’s episode of "Decision 2014" focuses on the first Quinnipiac poll of the general election.

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<![CDATA[Visconti Says He'll Be a Factor in November]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:35:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SEGMENT_1_091414_1200x675_328698435972.jpg
Unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti says all you have to do is look at the numbers in the recent Quinnipiac Poll to see why he’ll be more than a doormat during the November election.

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<![CDATA[Malloy Ad Not Endorsed by NBC Connecticut]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:23:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloyadforweb.jpg
A political advertisement supporting Governor Dannel Malloy began airing on NBC Connecticut and other media outlets on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Rowland's Attorneys Cross-Examine Brian Foley ]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:13:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brian+foley.JPG
A judge has denied a request by former Gov. John G. Rowland to dismiss federal charges that accused him of trying to create secret consultant roles with two congressional campaigns.

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<![CDATA[Blumenthal Calls on Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:55:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/061314Cigarettes.jpg
CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned, The Associated Press reported. CVS Caremark said it will now...

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Fighting 5th]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:33:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/decision+2014+episode+9.jpg
On this week’s episode of "Decision 2014," the ficus turns to the 5th Congressional District.

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<![CDATA[Esty Battles Greenberg in 5th District]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:30:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/esty+greenberg.jpg
Rep. Elizabeth Esty is fighting off a familiar opponent from the Republican side, GOP candidate Mark Greenberg, in her race to retain Connecticut’s fifth congressional seat.

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<![CDATA[Meet Chuck Todd of "Meet the Press"]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:22:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/090714_LSP_Chuck_Todd_1200x675_325741123764.jpg
David Gregory will leave NBC's "Meet the Press" in September and will be replaced by Chuck Todd, who is currently the NBC News political director and the host of "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC.]]>
<![CDATA[Social Conservative Group Endorses Foley for Governor]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:10:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6pfoleystill090414max00000001.jpg
The Family Institute of Connecticut's Political Action Committee decided that the Republican in the race for Connecticut's governor's office is the right man for the job.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonnells Guilty on Most Charges]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:16:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mcdonnell-guilty-AP977255973421.jpg
The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has him trying to prove that his wife's infatuation with the former CEO of a dietary supplements company is proof that the married couple didn't try to...

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<![CDATA[2016 Presidential Contenders Flock to NH]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:26:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rand-paul.jpg
A third American aid worker who has contracted Ebola has been identified as Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, of Boston, according to officials with the aid group SIM USA. The news was announced at an 11 a.m. news conference

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Education Show]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:12:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy+foley+first+debate.jpg
In Episode 8, CT Mirror's Mark Pazniokas wraps up the first debate of the general election season with George Colli, Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor talks with Max Reiss about what's gone right and...]]>
<![CDATA[Departing Education Chief Reflects on Successes]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:40:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/stefan+pryor.jpg
As he prepares to leave his three-year post as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education, Stefan Pryor says he’s perhaps most of proud of how the dialogue has shifted in and around schools.]]>
<![CDATA[CEO of Access Health CT Heads to Washington]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:25:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Access+Health+CT.jpg
Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan is getting a promotion and leaving the department to take a job in Washington to oversee the federal health exchange.]]>
<![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Democrats Fight Back]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:15:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/decision+2014+episode+7.jpg
On this week’s episode of NBC Connecticut's "Decision 2014," the Democrats fight back following the GOP primary election.

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:31:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+capitol_722_406.jpg
NBC Connecticut's in-depth coverage of the race for governor and other races throughout the state.]]>
<![CDATA[Perry in NH: Charges All Politics]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:03:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate...

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