<![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, 21 Oct 2014 12:56:08 -0400 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:56:08 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Month to Register to Vote in General Election]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:22:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Voting-Sign-Generic-Ballot-1.jpg
If you have not registered to vote, you have a month to register to vote in the November general elections.]]>
<![CDATA[CA Plastic Bag Ban Approved]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:23:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/Plastic+Bag+Ban+Store+Counter+copy.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. The measure, first proposed by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of Los Angeles, would prohibit single-use plastic bags...

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<![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
State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, of Bridgeport, was arrested Friday after violating state election laws and providing authorities with fabricated evidence that she lived at an address other than her...

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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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