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Washington lawmakers keep their state of Connecticut medical plans

Gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst cites five former Connecticut lawmakers who have stayed on the state's medical plan for retirees, because it is so generous.

Democrat's dilemma: An energized left or moderation

Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A razor's edge separated Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Democrats face a conundrum in some midterm campaigns as the party tries to decide whether liberals, moderates or some combination are best to take on Republicans in GOP territory where President...

State Rep.Christine Conley qualifies for Citizens’ Election Program

State Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton, has qualified for the Citizens' Election Program, which provides public financing to candidates who demonstrate support from residents in their local district.

Mastroianni seeks GOP nod to run for 43rd District House seat

Republican Shaun Mastroianni, a member of the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission and a borough burgess, is seeking his party’s nomination to run for the 43rd District state...

Second Democrat announces intention to run for Urban's seat

Chris Donahue, 29, of Pawcatuck announced Friday that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the seat which represents Stonington and North Stonington.

Carney, Pugliese to run for 23rd District state House seat

State Rep. Devin Carney, R-Old Lyme, and Matt Pugliese, a Democrat, have announced that they are running for the 23rd General Assembly District that covers Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and part of...

McKenney, Cheeseman running for 37th District state House seat

Incumbent state Rep. Holly Cheeseman, R-East Lyme, a Republican, and Salem Selectman Hugh McKenney, a Democrat, have announced their candidacy for the 37th General Assembly District. The district...

Andy Lockwood to launch campaign Tuesday for 46th District state rep seat

Republican Andy Lockwood plans to announce Tuesday he is seeking to run for the 46th District state representative seat.

Bob Statchen to seek Democratic endorsement for 18th District state Senate seat

Democrat Bob Statchen of Stonington has announced he will be seeking his party’s nomination to run for the 18th District state Senate seat held by Republican Heather Somers of Groton.

Boughton campaign announces endorsements from local officials

A group of more than two dozen local officials and grass-roots Republican leaders this week endorsed Mark Boughton for governor, Boughton's campaign announced Tuesday.

Urban announces she will not seek 10th term in General Assembly

In this February 2017 Day file photo, State Rep. Diana Urban, center, chats with State Rep. Johathan Steinberg, right, and State Rep. Brenda Kupchick before Gov. Dannel P. Malloy arrives to present his proposed state budget to a joint session of the general assembly at the State Capitol in Hartford, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, announced Sunday that she will not seek a 10th term this fall but instead be supporting former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz’s bid for...

Retired Norwich policeman to run against Osten in 19th Senate District

Retired Norwich police Detective Mark Lounsbury will seek the Republican nomination to challenge three-term incumbent Democratic state Sen. Cathy Osten in the 19th Senate District this fall.

Kelley subject of election complaint, says old data led to address error

Dan Kelley of Pawcatuck, the lone announced Democratic candidate for the 18th District state Senate seat held by Republican Heather Somers is the subject of an Elections Enforcement Commission...

Former state Rep. John Scott announces run for 40th District seat

Republican former state Rep. John Scott of Mystic has launched a campaign for a seat in the 40th General Assembly District, which covers sections of Groton and Ledyard.

Daniel Kelley to seek Democratic nomination to run for 18th District state Senate seat

A recently retired corrections officer from Pawcatuck who has served on the Groton City Council, is the first Democrat to say he is seeking his party’s nomination to challenge Republican...

Needleman, Ziobron run for 33rd District state Senate seat

Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, a Democrat, and State Rep. Melissa Ziobron, R-East Haddam, announced that they are running for election to the 33rd State Senate District. The district covers...

State Sen. Heather Somers announces re-election bid for 2018

State Sen. Heather Somers of Groton announced Thursday she will seek re-election to the 18th District.

Cheeseman endorses Boughton for governor

State Rep. Holly Cheeseman, R-East Lyme, is among a group of elected officials and Republican leaders that have endorsed Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton for governor.

East Lyme Democrats to host three candidates for attorney general

The Democratic Town Committee will host the three Democratic candidates for attorney general: Chris Mattei; State Rep. Mike D’Agostino, D-Hamden; and State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, at 7...

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