Ebong Udoma

Senior reporter

Ebong is WSHU’s award winning Connecticut State Capitol reporter.  He worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative and he is a regular contributor of spot news to NPR.   Ebong has covered presidential visits and high profile political races such as former wrestling executive Linda McMahon's two unsuccessful bids for the US Senate. He has also covered several state and municipal corruption trials in Connecticut including one that led to the resignation of former Governor John Rowland. Ebong keenly follows developments with Native American tribes in Connecticut and produced an award-winning feature on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. He also covered political transitions in Nigeria in 1993 and 1999 for Pacifica Network News. Prior to joining WSHU in 1994, Ebong was an award-winning reporter with the Connecticut Post.

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Malloy says education spending has gone up
5:29 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Democrat Malloy responds to Republican Foley's accusation of cuts to education funding

Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy responded on Wednesday to his Republican opponent Tom Foley’s accusation that state spending on schools and municipalities has declined over the last three years. Foley made the accusation when he accepted his party’s endorsement at the GOP convention on Saturday and repeated it on television the next day.

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Conn gubernatorial election taking shape
6:09 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Democrat Malloy and Republican Foley spar following their party conventions

Connecticut’s Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his leading Republican challenger Tom Foley are taking shots at each other following their party conventions over the weekend.  The candidates are picking up from four years ago when Malloy narrowly beat Foley.

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Election 2014
10:29 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Conn. governor's race taking shape

File photos- Greenwich Businessman Tom Foley (left) and Governer Dannel Malloy (right)
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hil

Connecticut Democrats endorsed Governor Dannel Malloy to run for a second term and state Republicans endorsed their 2010 candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley to challenge Malloy again. But the stage is not quite set for a rematch.

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Republican Convention
10:02 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Foley accepts GOP nomination for Conn. governor; Boughton and McKinney qualify for primary

Greenwich Businessman Tom Foley accepting the GOP nomination for governor of Connecticut.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Republicans have endorsed Greenwich Businessman Tom Foley as their candidate to challenge Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy in this year’s gubernatorial election. However, Foley still has to contend with a possible three-way primary in August.

The endorsement came on Saturday on the second day of the two-day party convention at Mohegan Sun in Unasville.  

On Friday, the GOP endorsed candidates to challenge the state's five incumbent, Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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2014 Democratic Party Convention in Hartford
9:40 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Conn Democrats endorse Gov. Dannel Malloy to run for a second term

Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Gov. Dannel Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Attorney General George Jepson, and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, after they were endorsed by the delegates at the Conn Democratic Part Convention in Hartford on Friday May 16, 2014
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Democrats have endorsed Governor Dannel Malloy to run for a second term. The endorsement was made at the state Democratic Party Convention in Hartford on Friday night.

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