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Blumenthal Pushes Obama to Pass Terrorism Bill

Sep 13, 2016
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., wants President Obama to sign into law legislation that would allow U.S. citizens to sue countries for supporting terrorism.

Fewer Women In Office Than Men In Connecticut

Jul 25, 2016
Johnathon Henninger

Women are trailing men in Connecticut when it comes to elected representation in city halls, the state legislature and Congress.

It's a trend that's found across the nation, despite Hillary Clinton being poised to accept the Democratic nomination for president this week.

AP Photo/John Minchillo

President Barack Obama came to Connecticut on Sunday to support incumbent Governor Dannel Malloy at a boisterous rally in Bridgeport.

Democrat Malloy is in a close rematch with Republican Tom Foley.

About 1,900 Democratic Party faithful filled the city’s Central High School gym to hear Obama’s closing argument for Malloy.

Ebong Udoma

On Friday, Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley downplayed the significance of President Barack Obama’s visit to Bridgeport on Sunday to stump for his Democratic rival Governor Dannel Malloy.

The latest Quinnipiac University released on Wednesday shows Foley and Malloy in a dead heat.

Foley, a Greenwich businessman, says he’s not expecting that the president’s visit will help sway the vote in Connecticut.

Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Democrats say they’re excited to have President Barack Obama campaign for Gov. Dannel Malloy at a rally in Bridgeport on Wednesday. State Republicans are downplaying the significance of the rally.

In 2010, President Obama made one of his last campaign appearances in Bridgeport. The rally at the Webster Bank arena attracted about 9,000 people, and helped boost turnout in Bridgeport so much so that local election officials ran out of ballots. It resulted in Democrat Malloy defeating Republican businessman Tom Foley by 6,400 votes after a recount in Bridgeport.

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