The Race for State Treasurer—Think Twice Before Voting


Despite Wednesday night’s “debate,” the otherwise disappearing act state Treasurer Denise Nappier has performed this election cycle is only the latest chapter in a troubling, circuitous and sometimes bizarre tale of the treasurer in recent years. It’s hard to make the case for her re-election. The Hartford Courant, which endorsed Nappier’s opponent, Republican Tim Herbst, [...]

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The One Treasurer Debate Only Proves Voters Deserved More


It was 25 minutes long and filled with acrimony almost from the start. Democratic state Treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst, currently the First Selectman of Trumbull, squared off in the studios of NBC Connecticut. It wasn’t even on TV; it was streamed online. The event was entertaining, informative and proved that voters [...]

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Contest for Governor Still Tied Says Latest Q Poll; Malloy, Foley both at 43%

From Quinnipiac University: Men and women likely voters are miles apart, leaving the Connecticut governor’s race between Democratic incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley tied 43 – 43 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.Independent candidate Joe Visconti has 7 percent, with 6 percent undecided. This compares to results of [...]

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Mass. Poised to Have Another GOP Governor


Massachusetts Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has surged out to a relatively huge lead in the latest poll and he’s doing it not just by corralling independents in addition to Republicans. He seems to be making inroads in the state’s cities, traditionally Democratic strongholds. Democrat Martha Coakley is reeling on the heels of the [...]

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If Foley Can’t Deal with Gerry Brooks, how will he Deal with a Dem-Controlled Legislature?


There is not a more fair-minded, affable journalist in Connecticut than NBC-Connecticut’s Gerry Brooks. Yet Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley couldn’t find it in him to appear in a debate moderated by Brooks Thursday. It’s a colossal mistake. Not just because Foley has lost his slight lead—and apparently his momentum—in the polls. But also because [...]

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New Q Poll: Malloy, Foley Neck and Neck in Governor’s Race

From Quinnipiac University: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is locked in a repeat of the 2010 down-to-the-wire governor’s race as he holds 43 percent of likely voters to Republican challenger Tom Foley’s 42 percent, with 9 percent for independent candidate Joe Visconti, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 43 – [...]

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