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Premium Content Courtney jumps to $1 million fundraising advantage in 2nd District campaign

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 12:46 am

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, has outstripped his Republican challenger in fundraising by more than $1 million, according to paperwork filed by each candidate with the Federal Election...


Premium Content The number of uncontested races in the legislature up again this year

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 12:46 am

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Thursday that the number of uncontested races by major parties increased by 56 percent this year compared to 2012.


Premium Content East Lyme voters may register July 29

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 2:47 pm

This registration session is in preparation for the Republican and Democratic primaries to be held on Aug. 12.


Premium Content New London voters may register July 29

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The session comes ahead of the primary elections that will be held from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 12.


Premium Content Ritter and Satti to receive public campaign financing

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

The State Elections Enforcement Commission announced that the Democratic candidates for the 20th District state Senate seat Bill Satti andBetsy Ritter are eligible for public campaign financing...


Premium Content Democratic state Senate candidate Bjornberg qualifies for public financing

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 4:16 pm

Lyme — Democratic State Senate Candidate Emily Bjornberg of Lyme announced Thursday that her campaign has qualified for public financing in compliance with...


Premium Content New London voter registration planned

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 5:15 pm

The city’s registrars of voters will hold a voter registration session at City Hall on Tuesday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. The session comes ahead of the primary elections that will be held Aug.


Premium Content Norwich registrars of voters to hold extended hours

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 1:56 pm

The registrars of voters will hold extended hours on July 29 to register new voters and those who wish to be restored to the voter list in Norwich.


Premium Content Wright opponent qualifies for public financing

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

Under the state's campaign finance laws, Republican Aundré Bumgardner had to raise $5,000 in small donations of $100 or less from at least 150 people living in Groton or New London.


Premium Content Groton voter registration for Republican primary

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 12:32 pm

To give new voters the chance to register for the Republican primary on August 12, the town Republican registrar will hold voter registration from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on July 29 at the Registrar of...


Premium Content Waterford Green Party cites areas of growth

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

The fledgling Waterford Green Party has met some major milestones despite some growing pains. \n


Premium Content Somers approved for public campaign financing

 July 3, 2014; Updated: 4:14 pm

Lieutenant governor candidate and Groton Town Councilor Heather Bond Somers was notified Thursday that she has been approved for public campaign financing.


Premium Content State Green Party nominates Collins for 38th District

 July 2, 2014; Updated: 12:15 am

The state Green Party has nominated Waterford resident and Green Party member Bill Collins for the 38th District state representative seat being vacated by Betsy Ritter, who is running for the 20th...


Premium Content Waterford Green Party taps candidate to run for 38th District seat

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 12:31 am

Waterford — The Waterford Green Party announced Monday that Billy G. Collins will seek its party’s nomination to run for the 38th...


Premium Content State, Finizio at odds over New London polling location resolution

 June 18, 2014; Updated: 8:03 pm

The mayor appears to be at odds with the secretary of the state’s office over the resolution passed Monday by the City Council to add three new polling locations in the city.


Premium Content New London panel OKs plan to add three voting districts

 June 12, 2014; Updated: 12:20 am

Councilor and committee Chairman Efrain Dominguez said that if voting districts were smaller and polling places were more centrally located, it would be easier for people to walk to them.


Premium Content Somers explains split in race for lieutenant governor

 June 11, 2014; Updated: 11:59 pm

Lieutenant governor candidate and Groton Town Councilor Heather Bond Somers on Tuesday accused the state of missing economic opportunities in her town and explained why she split from the ticket of...


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 June 4, 2014; Updated: 8:05 pm

Mary Stone is running for state representative in the 23rd District has qualified to receive the first round of grants for 2014 under the Citizens’ Election Program.


Orange crush

 June 1, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

A supporter of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement party wears a headdress made of oranges, the party's color, as she attends a Saturday rally to welcome Odinga back to...


Egypt: El-Sissi wins election by landslide

 May 29, 2014; Updated: 10:43 am

With nearly all ballots counted, Egypt's former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent in the country's presidential election, his campaign said Thursday. But the results...


Premium Content Walker enters GOP lieutenant governor primary race

 May 23, 2014; Updated: 11:23 pm

Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dave Walker announced Friday that he has filed papers to enter a three-way primary for the second highest office in Connecticut.


Premium Content Somers to run alone for lieutenant governor

 May 22, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

Groton Town Councilor Heather Bond Somers decided to go it alone in the likely lieutenant governor primary and abandoned the proposed Boughton-Somers ticket, leaving her former running mate to come...


Premium Content Tim Bowles and Mike France to run for 42nd House district

 May 22, 2014; Updated: 6:03 pm

Ledyard – This year’s election for the 42nd House District might look familiar to voters: Democratic incumbent Tim Bowles once again will face off against...


Premium Content McKinney files paperwork to enter Republican primary for governor

 May 22, 2014; Updated: 1:26 pm

Gubernatorial candidate, state Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield, announced on Thursday that he has filed his paperwork to enter the Republican primary for governor.


Premium Content Democrats nominate Kevin Ryan for 12th term

 May 21, 2014; Updated: 8:46 pm

Democrats on Monday nominated Rep. Kevin Ryan for a 12th term representing the state's 139th District.


Merrill announces voter registration smartphone apps

 May 21, 2014; Updated: 11:50 am

Residents can register to vote using mobile apps on their smartphone or tablet. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced on Wednesday that the apps are available through Google...


Premium Content Somers looks at her options in lieutenant governor race

 May 21, 2014; Updated: 8:42 am

Lieutenant governor candidate Heather Bond Somers is considering her options — a run with gubernatorial candidate and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, a split from him to run separately, not to run...


Premium Content Norwich Republicans endorse Dempsky as 46th District House candidate

 May 21, 2014; Updated: 8:48 pm

The Norwich Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed political newcomer Robert Dempsky for the 46th state House of Representatives seat that covers the southern and urban sections of Norwich.


Premium Content Ritter wins Democrats' backing in 20th Senate District

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 11:43 am

In the 20th state Senate District's first contested nomination in more than two decades, State Rep. Betsy Ritter, D-Waterford, won her party's endorsement Monday by six votes.


Premium Content Balestracci endorsed as Democratic candidate for 38th House District

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 10:39 pm

A Waterford police sergeant and a member of the town's Representative Town Committee was endorsed Tuesday as the Democratic candidate for the 38th state House District at the Democratic 38th District...


Premium Content Democrats endorse Moukawsher in 40th House District

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 10:06 pm

Democrats in the 40th District endorsed incumbent Ted Moukawsher at their nominating convention Tuesday night. He is seeking a seventh term.


Premium Content NL Democrats endorse Hewett for sixth term

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 10:00 pm

Democrats in the 39th District endorsed incumbent state Rep. Ernest Hewett of New London for a sixth term at their nominating convention Tuesday night.


Premium Content Elissa Wright endorsed by Democrats for 41st House District run

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 9:16 pm

Incumbent state Representative Elissa Wright was endorsed Tuesday for a fifth term by Democrats in the 41st District at their nominating convention.


Premium Content Urban endorsed in 43rd House District

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 8:29 pm

There were no surprises at the Democratic convention Tuesday as Democrats from Stonington and North Stonington endorsed incumbent Diana Urban of North Stonington to run for her eighth term as state...


Premium Content Stonington Democrats endorse Maynard for state Senate

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 2:44 pm

Democrats in the 18th District endorsed incumbent state Sen. Andrew Maynard of Stonington for a fifth term at their nominating convention Monday night.


Premium Content Osten gets nod for 19th District Senate seat

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

Incumbent Democratic 19th District state Sen. Cathy Osten received the unanimous endorsement Monday to run for a second term in the 10-town district while Lyme resident Emily Bjornberg secured the...


Premium Content Ledyard town budget approved at referendum

 May 20, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

Voters approved the $52.68 million town budget for fiscal 2014-15.


Premium Content Courtney nominated for fifth term as congressman

 May 14, 2014; Updated: 6:44 pm

In a move that's unlikely to surprise anyone, state Democrats on Wednesday nominated Joe Courtney for a fifth term as the U.S. Representative for Connecticut's second district during a convention at...


Premium Content Waterford school board chairperson nominated for 38th House District

 May 14, 2014; Updated: 9:54 pm

Kathleen McCarty was endorsed Wednesday as the Republican candidate for the 38th state House District, during the Republican 38th District Convention.


Premium Content Preston Democrats to caucus for registrar nominees

 May 14, 2014; Updated: 5:27 pm

The caucus will nominate a successor to long-time registrar Ellie Michaud, who will retire after the November election.


Premium Content State Senate races take shape with GOP nominations

 May 14, 2014; Updated: 12:05 am

Connecticut Republicans held their nominating convention Monday evening in Hartford to select candidates for state Senate.


Clay Aiken wins NC Dem congressional primary

 May 13, 2014; Updated: 2:40 pm

Raleigh, N.C. — "American Idol" entertainer Clay Aiken has won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat. 


Opponent of Clay Aiken in primary dies in accident

 May 12, 2014; Updated: 5:15 pm

Asheboro, N.C. — A North Carolina textile entrepreneur locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic Party primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken has...


Premium Content Groton RTM member hopes to run for 40th House District seat

 May 2, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

John F. Scott, a Mystic resident and member of Groton Representative Town Meeting, announced Friday he will seek the Republican party nomination to run against Democratic state Rep. Ted Moukawsher...


Premium Content Emily Bjornberg announces candidacy for 33rd State Senate District

 April 30, 2014; Updated: 2:27 pm

Lyme – Democrat Emily Bjornberg of Lyme has announced her candidacy for the State Senate in the 33rd District covering the towns of Lyme, Old Saybrook, Chester,...


Premium Content Three Republicans want to be candidate in 47th District covering northern Norwich, Sprague, Lisbon, other towns

 April 28, 2014; Updated: 11:58 pm

Three Republican candidates will compete next month for their party's endorsement to run for state representative from the 47th District but they do not expect the matter to be settled until an Aug.


Premium Content Family fight over property moves into political arena

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Geoffrey Jones, who is fighting Democratic state Rep. Elissa Wright in court over a deteriorating family home in Essex, said Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination to run against her for the...


Premium Content Website pushes for contested Stonington Board of Finance elections

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

The effort to change the town charter to ensure that the Board of Finance elections are always contested, got a boost Monday with the launching of an extensive website promoting the change.


Premium Content Someone should whisper in the governor's ear

 April 16, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

So the daffodils are out. Tax day has come and gone.With Tuesday's gentle April showers, could May flowers be far off?We seem to be finally done, with the possible exception of some...


Premium Content Gubernatorial candidates debate state of the state

 April 11, 2014; Updated: 2:01 pm

Five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls — excluding Tom Foley — discuss gun control, taxes, education and the economy during the first televised gubernatorial debate of the election season.


Premium Content Burfoot to lead Groton Democrats

 April 3, 2014; Updated: 2:43 pm

The Groton Democratic Town Committee has chosen Natalie Burfoot as chairperson and has elected four other officers to two-year terms.


Unflagging support

 March 29, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

Supporters of Zalmai Rassoul, Afghan presidential candidate and former foreign minister, wave Afghan flags during a campaign rally Friday in the Bazarak district of Panjshir province, Afghanistan.


Premium Content Malloy to run again

 March 28, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he'll seek a second term as governor, retaining Nancy Wyman on the ticket and setting up a possible rematch with Republican Tom Foley.


Premium Content Satti in, Sheridan out in race for state Senate 20th District seat

 March 28, 2014; Updated: 1:31 pm

The seat recently became open when longtime Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, announced that she will not seeking re-election.


Premium Content Both Republican and Democratic registrars of voters in Preston are planning to retire

 March 28, 2014; Updated: 11:58 pm

The 2014 election will be the last one to be worked by the town’s two veteran registrars of voters, as both have announced their pending retirement.


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