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Republican stalwart Pat Longo will not not seek another term as Connecticut’s Republican National Committeewoman. The Wilton Republican has served in party positions since 1961. She was elected to the RNC in 2007, after 14 years as the state party’s vice chair. In 2004, Longo made a brave run for the RNC against a crumbling Rowland administration favorite while many others were silent–or worse–in the face of corruption.
Greenwich Republican fundraiser Leora Levy, a Ted Cruz supporter, is expected to make a bid for The beloved Longo’s seat.
April 12, 2016 Comments Off on Pat Longo to Exit Republican National Committee–Stage Right.
Marine veteran Angel Luis Cadena is seeking the the Republcian nomination for the House of Representatives in Connecticut’s 3rd CD. News of Cadena’s candidacy was announced at a meeting of the the pro-gun Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Daily Ructions has learned.
The Shelton Republican made an unsuccessful bid for his party’s nomination for State Comptroller in 2014.
The 3rd CD has been represented since 1990 by Rosa DeLauro, left wing Democrat and generous house mother of disgraced Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.
February 20, 2016 Comments Off on Angel Luis Cadena Seeking Republican Nod in 3rd CD.
Waterbury Republican Stephanie Cummings announced she will seek the Republican nomination for the 74th House Disrtrict. The two term member of the board of alderman launched her campaign Friday with a warm endorsement from retiring incumbent Selim Noujaim. He called Cummings “competent, capable and worthy” in a campaign press release.
Cummings is a lawyer and lifelong Waterbury resident who has been active in a variety of volunteer organizations and “also founded a book drive that has collected nearly 30,000 books for Waterbury children.”
January 29, 2016 Comments Off on Cummings Launches Bid for Waterbury House Seat With Noujaim Endorsement.
MSNBC morning host and former U.S. Representative Joe Scarborough will host a small gathering of Connecticut Republicans at his New Canaan home on Saturday evening. The purpose of the dinner is the same one thousands of others are discussing around the state: How do we rescue Connecticut?
Scarborough, who was elected to Congress four times from a Florida district, occupies a powerful perch as co-host of the liberal network’s Morning Joe program. He’s used it to torment Governor Dannel Malloy and announce to a wider world beyond Connecticut Malloy’s manifold and ongoing failings.
June 25, 2015 Comments Off on Scarborough Hosts Saturday Conclave on Connecticut’s Future.
J.R. Romano wins a second ballot to lead Connecticut’s fractious state party committee. Joe Markley dropped out after the first ballot. Romano went on to defeat John Pavia.
June 23, 2015 Comments Off on Romano Wins GOP Race to Lead Party Committee.
A second ballot will begin after a recess–and some frantic horse trading.
June 23, 2015 Comments Off on Romano Leads on First Ballot. Falls Short of Majority.
Serious Republican competitors will be scrambling today to turn out a crowd of protesters to urges Governor Dannel P. Malloy to veto the budget the Democratic legislature passed Wednesday. Malloy announced in an email Saturday that he will be kicking off the Democrats’ 2015 campaign effort In Hartford Sunday at 12:45 p.m.
This is the sort of activity Joe Markley understands. Rivals John Pavia and J.R. Romano may have to strain to make an impression. Clock is ticking.
UPDATE: Fairfield Republicans organize.
June 4 at 8:56am ·
MALLOY TO VISIT FAIRFIELD SUNDAY – In a shocking turn of events, Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau has asked Governor Malloy to headline his re-election campaign kick-off event Sunday at 3pm at the Southport Brewing Company. A rally is being planned across the street from the restaurant starting at 2:30pm to show opposition to the Governor’s Budget. If you do attend, we ask that everyone remain civil, do not block access and that everyone be respectful to the businesses in the complex. Southport Brewing Company is very supportive of many organizations in Fairfield and has been the venue for many political events and we hope you will all continue to support this local business.
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June 6, 2015 Comments Off on Republican Contest Leadership Test.
CBIA leaders retreated to a Rocky Hill hotel Thursday morning to develop a strategy to fight massive tax increases taking shape during the state legislature’s budget deliberations. Business is worried. Concern rarely becomes action with the business organization.
May 7, 2015 Comments Off on Vichy Searches for Jets to Scramble in Budget Battle.
republican Tom Foley’s campaign has claimed a late advantage with independent candidate Joe Visconti’s departure from the race for governor Sunday morning. Event happened during a Foley bus tour stop in Brookfield.
November 2, 2014 Comments Off on Visconti Exits Race for Governor. Endorses Foley.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman issued a statement late this afternoon on the death of former Ronald Reagan press secretary and control advocate James Brady.
The joint statement included this quote from the duo:
“Jim Brady was a tireless public servant and we owe him a debt of gratitude for his efforts to reduce the scourge of gun violence in America. There was a time when Washington worked in a meaningful way to enact common sense gun violence prevention laws. That was due in no small measure to the efforts of James Brady and his wife, Sarah. To his family, friends, and colleagues, we extend our condolences.”
Wyman must be hoping memories in Connecticut have faded. When Jim and Sarah Brady came to Connecticut in 1993 to persuade legislators to support an assault weapons bill, Wyman, serving her 4th term in the House, refused to be moved by their common sense arguments. When she had chance to join the bipartisan coalition for the bill, Nancy Wyman chose to support the coalition opposing the gun violence prevention law.
Politics mattered more to Wyman that public policy. Even noble Jim Brady, confined to a wheelchair and struggling to speak, could not move Nancy Wyman.
August 4, 2014 Comments Off on Nancy Wyman’s Condolences–and Her Record.