Archive for March, 2014

March 31st, 2014

Local GOP Holds Caucus Tonight

by Christopher O'Brien

RepublicanElephantRegistered Republicans will be selecting delegates tonight who may have a role in selecting Connecticut’s next Governor. Any registered voter who is a Republican can attend the meeting and vote or nominate candidates to be delegates starting at 7 pm at Town Hall.

Delegates selected tonight will represent Wolcott A statewide convention scheduled for May 16-17th at Mohegan Sun Resort will select candidates for US Congress, as well as the six state Constitutional Offices: Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General and Comptroller.

Local conventions will also be held to nominate candidates for local legislative races and the Judge of Probate. Those delegates will also be chosen tonight.

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March 28th, 2014

Dean Claims Underdog Status in Governor’s Campaign

by Christopher O'Brien

By Hugh McQuaid | CT News Junkie

Martha Dean began what she expects will be an adversarial gubernatorial campaign Tuesday night with a far-ranging speech at Hartford’s Old State House where she framed herself as a persecuted but resilient candidate.

Dean, an Avon lawyer and two-time Republican nominee for Attorney General, advocated for some policy initiatives during her address to about two dozen supporters. She called for repealing the state income tax, ending public sector unions, and establishing tolls to pay for repairs to roads and bridges.

But Dean also took the unconventional step of voluntarily bringing up controversial elements of her past in a speech designed to kick off her late entry into an already crowded field of Republican gubernatorial candidates.

 

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March 5th, 2014

Esty Invites Residents to Telephone Conference

by Christopher O'Brien

One day after President Obama visits New Britain to join Governor Malloy in calling for a nationwide $10.10 minimum wage, Congresswoman Esty is asking residents to join her in a conversation about raising that baseline pay standard.

Her office writes:

On this Thursday night, I’ll be holding a telephone town hall to discuss raising the federal minimum wage, take your questions, and hear your feedback. I’ll be joined by a representative from the U.S. Department of Labor. To make sure you’re on the call, sign-up at http://esty.house.gov/teletownhall by tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, at 5 pm. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

WHAT: Telephone Town Hall
WHEN: Thursday, March 6, at 7:15 pm
Sign up at
http://esty.house.gov/teletownhall