<![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 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:21 -0400 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:21 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Jersey Governor to Make 5th Trip to Connecticut]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:43:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/christie+foley.jpg
Just days after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's fourth trip to Connecticut to stump for GOP candidate for governor Tom Foley, the Republican Governors Assocation has announced that Christie will make a...

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<![CDATA[Treasurer Candidates Trade Jabs in Only Debate of Election]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:27:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nappier+herbst+treasurer+debate.jpg
Four-term Democratic state Treasurer Denise Nappier squared off against Republican challenger Tim Herbst at the NBC Connecticut studios Wednesday night in their only debate of the election.
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<![CDATA[West Haven High School Students to Work the Polls]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:56:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/west+haven+political+volunteers.jpg
Most students in West Haven will stay home from school on Election Day, but for 48 high schoolers, it's a class day.

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<![CDATA[Latino Vote Could Swing Governor's Race]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:53:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/5PLATINOSTILL102814MAX00000000.jpg
Gov. Dan Malloy showed Tuesday how crucial it is to court the Latino vote in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Voters to Decide Ballot Question Next Week]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:28:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/voting+sticker1.jpg
Question 1 on next week's Election Day ballot will ask voters whether the General Assembly should have the authority to make changes to in-person and absentee voting laws.

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<![CDATA[Differences Show in Gov. Debate]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:01:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Baker+Coakley+Debate.jpg
On Monday, Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley showcased their differences in the Massachusetts gubernatorial debate moderated by NECN's Latoyia Edwards at Worcester's Hanover Theatre for...

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<![CDATA[Gun Rights Advocates Push "Get Out the Vote" Efforts]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:14:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ccdl+rally+capitol.jpg
Members of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League said on the steps of the Connecticut Capitol on Monday that voters can't stay home next week.

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<![CDATA[Foley Says Undecided Voters Will Fall His Way]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:59:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/foley+frankies.jpg
During a campaign stop in Waterbury on Monday, GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said he's confident that undecided voters will vote for him and not Gov. Dan Malloy.

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush Still Hasn't Made Decision on 2016]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:19:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/474646291.jpg
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush still "has not made a decision" about whether he'll run for president in 2016, a spokesperson said after the GOP politician's son seemed to suggest over the weekend that a bid...

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<![CDATA[Chris Christie Heads to Groton to Support Foley]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:49:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/christie+foley.jpg
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attended a rally in Groton alongside Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley on Monday, according the Republican Governors Association.

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: Recapping the Forum]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:30:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/malloy+visconti+at+forum.JPG
This week's episode of NBC Connecticut's "Decision 2014" provides a recap of one of the most animated political debates and forums of the campaign season.]]>
<![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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