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  • Package stores not buying Malloy’s proposal to lower alcohol prices

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A proposal to drive down alcohol prices in Connecticut drew sharp criticism Tuesday from distillers, distributors and package stores. Opponents of the plan packed a hearing room at the Legislative Office Building to argue against the call by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to lower the minimum price of bottles of alcohol sold…

  • Moccia says his heart is in golf game now, not political slam game

    NORWALK, Conn. – Dick Moccia says he’s retired, that’s it. No mayoral aspirations, no sirree. This in spite of comments from an experienced and close-to-NoN community observer that Moccia, whose 8-year reign as Norwalk mayor ended last year at the hands long-time Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling, was plotting a move to return to the…

  • Debicella unveils strategy to revitalize Connecticut cities

    NORWALK, Conn. – Federal help is needed to regenerate urban areas part of an idea that would pay for itself by stimulating local economies, Republican congressional candidate Dan Debicella said Friday in Norwalk. Debicella, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Greenwich), convened with former Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia and state Senate Minority Leader John…

  • Poli-Sci professors make their best primary predictions

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Tom Foley is likely to win next week’s Republican primary election even if John McKinney has a better chance of defeating Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, several Connecticut political science professors predicted Thursday.

  • McKinney: Primary polling can’t be trusted

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Polls have not been kind to Republican gubernatorial primary candidate John McKinney. But McKinney, who’s hoping for an upset next week, says no one expected Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to survive the 2010 primary.

  • McKinney: Scrap income tax for those making less than $75K

    STRATFORD — Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney released a plan Thursday to eliminate the state income tax for residents earning less than $75,000 beginning in 2017.

  • McKinney to detail income tax cut plan at Thursday press conference

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney will explain how he plans to eliminate the state income tax for middle earners during press event Thursday morning, according to his campaign.

  • McKinney: ‘We are not leaving this race’

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney rejected Thursday his primary opponent Tom Foley’s suggestion that McKinney drop out of the race and endorse him.

  • NRA doles out grades to Connecticut candidates

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley received a passing grade but not an endorsement from the National Rifle Association’s PAC Tuesday in a candidate scorecard ahead of Connecticut’s primary elections next month.

  • McKinney, Foley debate over who is the political insider

    HARTFORD, Conn. – John McKinney took aim at Tom Foley’s presidential appointment as Ambassador to Ireland during a Thursday Republican gubernatorial debate in which both candidates tried casting the other as a political insider.

  • Foley goes after McKinney and Malloy in latest ad

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The Republican gubernatorial primary race took a sharp turn into negative territory Wednesday when Tom Foley released a new ad likening his opponent, John McKinney, to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and accusing both of raising taxes. The 30-second ad frames Foley, the 2010 Republican nominee for governor, as a political “outsider,” while…

  • McKinney comes out swinging

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Sen. John McKinney pledged from the beginning of the campaign that he wouldn’t attack his Republican opponent, but in his first campaign ad he takes a jab at Tom Foley’s budget plan.

  • McKinney-Walker grant postponed until next week

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Sen. John McKinney and David Walker won’t be getting their public campaign funds on Thursday as planned, but they expect to receive approval from election regulators by July 16. The two are rushing to get out a TV commercial they filmed Monday, the same day their Republican opponent Tom Foley began airing…

  • McKinney, Foley trade shots at Malloy in first Connecticut GOP debate

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The man of the hour at the understated debate between Republican gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley and state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney wasn’t even in the room.

  • Danbury’s Boughton suspends gubernatorial campaign

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican gubernatorial candidate and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton suspended his campaign Wednesday and abandoned his primary challenge of party-endorsed candidate Tom Foley. In a press release, he urged supporters to back Foley. Boughton’s sudden departure from the race leaves Senate Minority Leader John McKinney alone in challenging Foley, the party’s 2010 nominee,…

  • November ballot could get crowded

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The gubernatorial ballot may be crowded in November with candidates to the Left and Right of the two major parties attempting to petition their way onto the ballot. On Friday, Republican Joe Visconti announced he was abandoning plans to collect signatures to compete in the Republican primary and instead would begin collecting…