A new book, “The Nixon Tapes: 1971-72,” reveals that then President Richard M. Nixon suggested to a reporter than he watch the panda bears given to the USA by then Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai have sex. Nixon was apparently concerned with the sex lives of Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing. As he said on the tape […]
The latest poll showing challenger Tom Foley leading incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by nine points not only is an eye-opener, it means a lot of dough for media outlets in Connecticut. That is the subject matter of my CTTalking Podcast. The point being, Democrats don’t want to see Malloy lose and Republicans see victory […]
Connecticut Republican Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley spent most of his day in New Britain Monday, as he continues to focus on urban areas. Foley, who lost a narrow election to then candidate Dan Malloy in 2010, did not fair well in the cities in that election. He is trying to rectify his strategy this time around. […]
Former Connecticut U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd says he will be voting for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in November’s gubernatorial election. The stalwart Democrat had praise for another Democrat trying to get on the ballot as a petitioning candidate, Jonathan Pelto. But Dodd said although he and Pelto go way back, Dan is his man. “He […]
Republican Joe Visconti says he has collected more than 7,500 signatures in his attempt to appear on Connecticut’s gubernatorial ballot in November as a petitioning candidate. Visconti, who once ran for Congress, needs 7,500 valid signatures in order to qualify. Even though he has surpassed the necessary figures, he will continue to collect signatures this week. The deadline for submitting names is Aug. 6.
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If Connecticut’s gubernatorial race was held today, Republican candidate Tom Foley would beat first-term Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by a sizeable margin, according to a New York Times, CBS News and YouGov poll. The collaborative effort by the three groups finds Foley defeating Malloy by 9 percentage points. An online panel of about 100,000 people across the nation took part in the poll.
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A new Gallup Poll shows that although political trends have changed over the last seven years in America, a person’s religion and political identify are still closely aligned. According to the poll, very religious Americans are more likely to identify or lean toward the Republican Party, while nonreligious Americans tend to identify more with the Democrat Party.
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Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley did not rule out tolls returning to the state, if he is elected governor. Of course, he has to win his primary first, against challenger John McKinney on Aug. 12, before the general election against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the first-term Democrat. Although Foley admitted he agrees with McKinney that tolls are nothing more than a tax, he did not rule out their return, if it would coincide with lowering the gas tax.
The Connecticut Democrat Party tweets are in overdrive, as Connecticut Republican Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley appears on WFSB-TV 3′s “Face the State” with anchor Dennis House. The tweets are being issued fast and furious, lambasting Foley on just about everyone of his statements, from gun policy to the visit of New Jersey governor Chris Christie.
Connecticut U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who may be in some trouble in her own re-election bid according to some stories, made it a point to get in a plug for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Saturday, while on a campaign swing through Litchfield County. The first-term Democrat was quoted in the Sunday Republican as saying, “The governor is so respected around the country and he’s a leader and does the right thing. But he needs your help, because four years ago he lost the 5th District by 25,000 votes.”
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Two blog posts seem to indicate that first-term Democrat incumbent U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty could be in for the race of her political life against conservative Mark Greenberg in Connecticut’s 5th congressional district. A Republican-American blog speculates on the topic, as does Hartford Courant columnist, blogger and former state lawmaker Kevin Rennie, who wonders on his blog why the Esty campaign is conducting push-polls.
Fifth District U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty heard several concerns from constituents, while holding office hours in Litchfield County on Saturday, but the most compelling story may have come from parents, who lost their son to drug addiction. The parents of Christopher Clem met with Esty. Clem’s body was discovered on a snow-covered lawn in Hartford’s south end 10 years ago. He was 25 and had graduated cum laude from Hartford Art School.
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