JR Romano

  • Dems call on Connecticut Republicans to denounce Trump

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Members of Connecticut’s Democratic Party said Republicans are delusional if they think Donald Trump is going to win in Connecticut or help them take back the General Assembly.

  • Two Republican lawmakers refuse to sign SEEC settlement

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Two Republican lawmakers told state election regulators Wednesday that they’re refusing to sign a settlement agreement forcing them to admit they violated an advisory opinion when they mentioned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in their 2014 campaign materials. “I cannot discuss politics in Connecticut without mentioning Governor Malloy, and I’m afraid that to…

  • Opinion: Stuck between corrupt and the stone age

    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 the Writopia Lab. Political analyst…

  • Emails show DNC provided script for gun control conference call: GOP

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republicans tried to draw attention this week to U.S Rep. Elizabeth Esty, whose name comes up in 37 hacked emails from Sunday’s Wikileaks dump exposing the Democrats’ favoritism of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

  • At the RNC, Connecticut at the right hand of Trump

    CLEVELAND — The Republican National Convention officially made Donald Trump its party nominee on Tuesday, and Connecticut delegates had a front-row seat for the action. Gathered in the front row to the left of the stage at Quicken Loans Arena, the state’s 28 delegates were uncharacteristically close to the action as celebrations began after Trump…

  • Republican Party chairman tries to eliminate Trump factor

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Republican Party Chairman JR Romano said he called the State Elections Enforcement Commission earlier this week to make sure Democratic lawmakers running for re-election know the rules about using a candidate for another office in their campaign materials.

  • Election regulators agree to settlement to end battle with Democratic Party

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A bitter, nearly two-year fight between state election regulators and the Connecticut Democratic Party regarding mailers the party sent out in 2014 promoting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign came to an end Wednesday.

  • Malloy not ruling out third term

    HARTFORD, Conn. – He only has a 32 percent approval rating, but that won’t necessarily be a factor in the decision-making process if Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy decides to run for a third term.

  • Spin doctors selling local election results

    HARTFORD, Conn. – As soon as the polls closed on Tuesday, the party machines went into action in an effort to convince the news media that their side had won this year’s municipal elections.

  • Republican chairman robo calls House speaker

    Republican chairman robo calls House speaker

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The new chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party isn’t wasting any time going to war with the Democratic majority. JR Romano targeted House Speaker Brendan Sharkey’s district with a robo call this week asking his constituents to call the speaker’s office if they don’t like having their taxes raised.

  • State election regulators want to take Democratic Party to court to enforce subpoena

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The State Elections Enforcement Commission voted unanimously Thursday to ask Attorney General George Jepsen’s office to take the Democratic Party to court to enforce its investigatory subpoena. The Connecticut Democratic Party told the SEEC that it wouldn’t comply with its subpoena regarding several October 2014 election mailings featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P.…