Hillary Clinton

  • Trump will rally with supporters Saturday at Sacred Heart University

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will hold a rally at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Saturday, according to his campaign. It will be his fourth visit over the past few months to the state where he used to own a home. Trump visited Hartford, Bridgeport, and Waterbury before the April 26 primary.

  • Norwalk Dems describe ‘tiring’ national convention, support for Clinton and Sanders

    NORWALK, Conn. — Opinions are mixed among the Norwalk Dems who served as delegates to the Democratic National Convention, with one Bernie Sanders supporter holding back from endorsing Hillary Clinton. All four agree on one thing, though – the convention was tiring. You’re lucky if you got four hours sleep, Chris Yerinides, Common Council member Eloisa…

  • Opinion: To win, Hillary Clinton needs bolder, more innovative 100-day plan

    Jonathan Sandman is a professor of political science at the University of New Haven who has studied the presidency for five decades. Although Hillary Clinton is touring industrialized states to meet with disenfranchised workers, it is clear that to insure victory in the 2016 presidential contest, she needs to offer a bolder and more innovative…

  • Connecticut delegates say platform will help unite party

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Connecticut delegates supporting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said they are happy with what is being touted as the “most progressive” Democratic Party platform in history. The platform, which the party adopted Monday, includes things like raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and free community college. Unable to get the delegate…

  • Opinion: Sanders delegates fight for public ed, civil rights in Dem platform

    Sarah Darer Littman is an award-winning columnist and novelist of books for teens. A former securities analyst, she’s now an adjunct in the MFA program at WCSU (and as such is an AAUP member), and enjoys helping young people discover the power of finding their voice as an instructor at t hee Writopia Lab. While…

  • Tough pill to swallow for Bernie supporters

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Hard-core Connecticut supporters of Bernie Sanders are having a hard time digesting that the 74-year-old Democratic socialist campaign for president is over — and — that he endorsed Hillary Clinton.

  • Opinion: Gov. Romney’s path to victory

    Paul McConnell is an attorney from West Hartford. Truth is stranger than fiction. As a country we appear to be on a path of destruction on the one hand and winding the clock backwards on the other. Alas, there is another way — a third route — a dignified path to prosperity and possibility.  If…

  • Opinion: Will Clinton turn her back on public education if elected president?

    Joseph Ricciotti is a retired educator. It would appear more than likely that Hillary Clinton will be elected as the next president of the United States come next fall. She can be thankful in no small part to the major role that the teacher organizations in the nation such as the National Educational Association (NEA)…

  • Opinion: Dear Hillary — Ditch the ‘lack of transparency’ governor

    Sarah Darer Littman is a novelist of books for teens. A former securities analyst, she’s now an adjunct in the MFA program at WCSU, and enjoys helping young people discover the power of finding their voice as an instructor at the Writopia Lab. What a difference a decade makes. Back in 2004, when then-Mayor Dan…

  • Third-party presidential candidate has support in Connecticut

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The latest Quinnipiac University poll on this November’s presidential contest included an interesting tidbit — that the relatively unknown Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson, had a stronger than previously known backing among Connecticut voters.

  • Four Norwalk Dems headed for Democratic National Convention Clinton/Sanders fight

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s youngest Common Council member has won another election, and has nothing but praise for a fellow contestant. Eloisa Melendez (D-District A), 22, and Chris Yerinides, 23, were selected Tuesday as delegates to the Democratic National Convention, to be held in late July in Philadelphia. Yerinides did a great job getting votes,…

  • Poll: Clinton leads Trump by single digits in Connecticut

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would beat Republican Donald Trump by seven points in Connecticut if the election were held today, a Quinnipiac University poll found.

  • Opinion: Malloy in the middle

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. Last week, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tried to force the Democratic National Convention into a shape more to his liking by demanding that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a supporter of former Secretary of State…

  • National magazine says control of Connecticut Senate is a ‘toss up’

    HARTFORD, Conn. – While most political pundit’s eyes are focused on the hotly contested presidential election between frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the race for Senate and House seats in Connecticut is garnering its share of national attention.

  • Malloy threatens to veto public retirement bill

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he would veto a bill championed by progressives that would create a quasi-public agency to administer a public retirement system for all private sector employees — if the legislature doesn’t fix it.

  • Trump, Clinton win Connecticut

    HARTFORD, Conn. – New York Businessman Donald Trump easily won Connecticut’s Republican presidential primary, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton squeaked out a victory over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, The Associated Press called the Republican primary for Trump, but they waited until 10:31 p.m. to call it for Clinton.