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Carter calls out NAA, CAGV & NRA
6:10 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

State Rep. for Newtown tweets that anti-gun activists "accountable for gun deaths"

A tweet by Republican State Rep. Dan Carter, whose district includes Newtown, has been criticized by the anti-gun violence activists he mentioned in it.
Credit Twitter

A comment made in a Twitter exchange Thursday by a Connecticut state representative whose district includes Newtown has advocates against gun violence asking for an apology.

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Election 2014
5:19 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

US Labor Secretary Perez Campaigns with Malloy

In Connecticut, Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is getting help from high profile Obama administration officials for his campaign for reelection. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez made several campaign stops with Malloy in eastern Connecticut on Friday.

The governor is a friend of the administration, Perez said, on a telephone conversation while traveling with Malloy. He said Malloy is someone who’s been able to implement initiatives important to the White House including pushing Connecticut to be the first state to pass a law raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Election 2014
1:09 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Foley a no show at Conn gubernatorial debate hosted by WVIT-TV

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti at the WVIT-TV debate on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2014.

The latest Connecticut gubernatorial TV debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley. 

Foley was a no show at WVIT’s 7 p.m. debate Thursday night even though the station left a seat on the stage open for him until 6:45. Foley’s campaign spokesman said he was instead taping a segment for a Sunday talk show on a rival TV station.

That left the stage to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy and petitioning candidate Joe Visconti.

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Election 2014
5:53 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Foley expected to be a no show at WVIT-TV debate

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, gestures as he speaks during a debate with incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, is expected to be a no show at tonight’s televised debate on Connecticut’s NBC affiliate. It’s the second debate in which all three candidates on the state’s gubernatorial ballot are invited.

He’s not taking part tonight because his campaign’s negotiation with the NBC affiliate did not go well, Foley said on WNPR’s Where We Live program on Wednesday.

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Election 2014
1:01 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

NY gubernatorial debate focuses on corruption, fracking, housing discrimination charges

Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying,  and even racism.

Governor Cuomo , a Democrat, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s  Michael McDermott talked about hydro fracking,  legalizing marijuana and ,being in Buffalo- the Bills football team.

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