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Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016

In Florida, Biden to get an early sense of whether he could mount a 2016 bid against Clinton

Groton Republican registrar of voters disqualifies Chipperini's council candidacy

Gretchen Chipperini collected 183 signatures to run for Town Council and filed the paperwork with the registrar of voters by the Aug. 12 deadline. Her candidacy was disqualified Monday because of a...

Connecticut's 2016 Senate race a quieter contest than past

Without open seat, Connecticut Senate race could be quieter contest than in past years

Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision

Walker says he's not advocating a wall at Canadian border, rival calls the idea 'dumb'

Preston registrars to hold lottery for election ballot order

The Registrars of Voters will hold a public lottery at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Preston Town Hall to determine the order of candidate names listed on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot.

Passero secures endorsement from former state Sen. Stillman

Democratic mayoral candidate Michael Passero on Wednesday received an endorsement from retired state Sen. Andrea Stillman.

Finizio secures support of AFSCME Council 4

Democratic Mayor Daryl Finizio announced on Tuesday that his campaign has secured the endorsement of AFSCME Council 4.

Lottery to decide order of names on Groton Town ballot

The town registrars of voters will hold a lottery at 9 a.m. Monday to determine the order of candidates' names on the ballot for the Nov. 5 town municipal election.

Four Norwich candidates had overdue property taxes

Four candidates endorsed for municipal elected offices did not pay property tax bills, ranging from $438.20 to $48.70, by the Aug. 1 deadline, according to records at the Norwich tax collector's...

Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton and Biden's White House ambitions

Former Norwich Mayor Peter Nystrom to run for City Council

Former Republican mayor, alderman and legislator Peter Nystrom announced plans Tuesday to run for Norwich City Council.

For Mexicans, the Donald Trump candidacy is getting scarier

If Donald Trump were president, he would have Mexico pay to build a wall along its 2,000-mile border to keep itself out.

Two Norwich Republicans withdraw from ballot

Two endorsed Republican candidates have withdrawn from the fall municipal election, leaving the party with four candidates for City Council and four for Board of Education.

State Department: Up to 305 Clinton emails might have classified data

State Department says as many as 305 Clinton emails could raise intelligence concerns

Trump releases plan to combat illegal immigration

After staking his early campaign on caustic and controversial remarks about unauthorized immigrants, Donald Trump on Sunday outlined his plan to fix the country’s immigration system and deal...

Too late for Democrats to rethink Clinton's 2016 viability

Dear Democrats: It's too late to start over. As in, there's no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party's front-runner for the presidential nomination.

UPDATED: Bernie Sanders' headquarters to open in Norwich

The Second Congressional District group for Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic Party presidential nomination, will be opening the state's first grass-roots headquarters in the city Tuesday.

Marie Friess-McSparren petitions way onto New London City Council ballot

Now unaffiliated, the former Democratic councilor who later switched to the Republican party obtained 59 signatures, 29 more than required, on the nominating petition she submitted to City Hall on...

New London mayor files petition to get on primary ballot

Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced on Wednesday that he has the necessary signatures to petition his way onto the ballot for the Sept. 16 Democratic primary.

Norwich former alderman files petition for City Council run

Former alderman and retired city blight officer Edward Martin submitted the only petition by Wednesday's filing deadline, securing the final Democratic spot on the November ballot without the need...

Businesswoman collects enough signatures to run for Groton Town Council

Gretchen Chipperini, who defines herself as a "non-politician," will run as the ninth Republican on the ballot.

Sanders vows anti-racism fight in Los Angeles campaign event

Sanders vows fight against institutional racism in LA campaign event

Donald Trump returns to Fox News after flap

Donald Trump returns to Fox News, says he'll 'keep the door open' to third-party run

New London High School will host Democratic mayoral debate

New London Public High School has agreed to host the Aug. 27 Democratic mayoral primary debate. The hourlong debate begins at 7 p.m. and will include the party-endorsed candidate, City Councilor...

UPDATED: Trump apologizes to women, says if elected he will be their best advocate

Trump resumes battle with rivals, comes under strong criticism from only woman in GOP race

With first debate, GOP looks to narrow vast candidate field

With first debate, GOP looks to narrow candidate field, set direction for general election

Rhode Island set to modernize its voting equipment

Secretary of State Gorbea to purchase modern voting equipment and software for Rhode Island

Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

Trump, Bush, Walker are in; Perry, Santorum, Fiorina out: The first GOP debate field is set

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday _ physically 'fit to serve as president'

Salem Republicans' slate includes several small business owners

The Salem Republican caucus has endorsed a slate of municipal candidates for the Nov. 3 election.

Groton Democrats endorse candidates for upcoming municipal elections

Incumbents and new candidates will seek seats on the Town Council, Board of Education in November.

Working Families Party endorses Finizio in New London mayoral race

Connecticut Working Families Party on Thursday announced it had endorsed incumbent Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio in the upcoming Democratic primary.

Old Lyme Democrats endorse Reemsnyder for third term

Democrats endorsed incumbent Bonnie Reemsnyder for a third term as first selectwoman at their caucus on Monday.

North Stonington Republicans endorse Shawn Murphy for first selectman

More than 100 people showed up to the Republican Town Committee nominating caucus Tuesday night.

Waterford Democrats endorse Norwich planning official to run for first selectman

The Waterford Democratic caucus on Tuesday nominated Peter Davis, current director of Norwich Planning and Development, as their candidate for first selectment and his running mate, Glenn Patterson,...

Groton Republicans endorse candidates for upcoming municipal elections

The slate includes incumbents, newcomers and a college student.

North Stonington Democrats' slate of candidates includes many incumbents

Members of the Democratic Town Committee nominating caucus endorsed eight people Monday to run in the November election and seven are incumbents.

No Democratic candidate to oppose Preston First Selectman Robert Congdon

No Democratic candidate for first selectman came forward at the town committee caucus Tuesday, while the committee unanimously endorsed incumbent Democratic Selectman Lynwood Crary for what would be...

Several new faces on slate of candidates nominated by Waterford Republicans

The Waterford Republican caucus on Monday night nominated its slate of candidates.

Stonington Republicans endorse former Congressman Rob Simmons to run for first selectman

The Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed current Selectman and former 2nd District Congressman Rob Simmons on Tuesday to run for first selectman in the November election against Democratic...

East Lyme Republicans endorse Nickerson for first selectman

East Lyme Republicans endorsed Mark Nickerson for first selectman at their caucus on Monday.

GOP's chairman doesn't expect Trump third-party candidacy

GOP Chairman Priebus doesn't think Trump eventually will seek White House as independent

Obama chides 2016 candidates for 'ridiculous,' 'sad' remarks

Obama chides Huckabee, Trump, Cruz for 'ridiculous,' 'sad' remarks on campaign trail

Candidate criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust

US candidate sticks with criticism of Iran nuclear deal as marching Israelis to "oven'

Preston Republicans endorse Congdon and Sinko for re-election

The Republican Town Committee unanimoulsy endorsed First Selectman Robert Congdon Monday for re-election to what would be his 11th term as the town's chief elected official.

Current Republican among Ledyard Democrats' nominees

Of the 11 people the Democratic Town Committee nominating caucus unanimously endorsed Monday night, one is currently a Republican on the Board of Education and one used to be.

Lyme Democrats endorse Mattson for selectman, cross-endorse Eno for first selectman

The town's Democrats endorsed incumbent Steven Mattson for selectman and cross-endorsed incumbent Ralph F. Eno Jr. for first selectman at Thursday's caucus.

Salem Democratic caucus nominates slate of candidates

The Salem Demcoratic caucus last week nominated a slate of candidates for various town positions, including Kevin Lyden for first selectmen, a post he's held for the past six years.

Montville GOP endorses McNally for mayor

McNally, a small business owner, has been Republican Town Committee chairman for eight years and has served on the Board of Education and the Public Safety Commission.

Norwich Republican city council candidate withdraws

Endorsed Republican City Council candidate Dr. Benjamin Hong withdrew from the race Friday because of a law that prohibits federal employees from running for local elected offices.

New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

Email is forever: New inquiry into material on Clinton's private server hits her campaign

Norwich Democrats to have full candidate slates

Five Democratic candidates were endorsed Thursday by the Democratic Town Committee to run for City Council and six will be on the ballot for Board of Education.

Old Lyme Republicans endorse Cathy Carter for first selectwoman

Republicans unanimously endorsed Cathy Carter for first selectwoman and a slate of candidates for the municipal elections at their caucus on Thursday.

Osten to run for fifth term as Sprague first selectwoman

First Selectwoman and state Sen. Cathy Osten was endorsed unanimously by the Democratic Town Committee to run for her fifth term as the town's top elected official.

New London Republicans announce endorsed candidates

The ballots for the city’s municipal elections in November came into better focus Wednesday with Republicans formally endorsing mayoral, City Council and school board candidates.

Norwich Republicans endorse full council slate, school board candidates

The Republican Town Committee endorsed a full slate of six city council candidates including one of the most vocal critics at City Council meetings in recent years, five Board of Education candidates...

Payback: Trump holds up rival's phone number after criticism

Don't mess with The Donald: Trump gives out rival's cellphone number after name-calling

Montville Democrats endorse McDaniel for mayor, five incumbents for council

The Democratic Town Committee endorsed Mayor Ronald McDaniel Jr. for re-election to a second four-year term during a party caucus Tuesday and also endorsed five incumbent Democratic Town Council...

Likely Republican mayoral candidate steps forward in New London

Bill Vogel, the city's GOP chairman, confirmed Tuesday that he will seek his party’s endorsement as a candidate for mayor.

Passero secures Democratic party nomination for mayor

Democratic City Councilor Michael Passero easily secured his party’s nomination as a New London mayoral candidate Tuesday over incumbent Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio.

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