In upset, Stefanowski wins GOP nod for Connecticut governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November.

Aug. 14, 2018 11:38 PM EDT
GOP sees chance to beef up its power in blue Connecticut

ASHFORD, Conn. (AP) — It used to be that Connecticut's Gold Coast — the famously wealthy communities near the New York border, including Greenwich — was where campaigners mined the state's few Republican votes.

Jul. 31, 2018 8:56 AM EDT
Connecticut lawmakers vote to join popular vote pact

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's General Assembly voted Saturday to join a group of states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote, the first state legislature to do so since President Donald Trump's 2016 election.

May. 6, 2018 5:05 AM EDT
Republican gains in secretary of state posts jolt Democrats

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With Republicans holding two-thirds of secretary of state offices, Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money on a statewide post once considered a sleepy political stepping stone, acknowledging they're playing catch-up with the GOP.

Feb. 20, 2018 12:07 AM EST
Connecticut tribal leaders speak out against Trump's remarks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The tribe that owns the giant Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut on Thursday spoke out against past remarks by Donald Trump that they describe as bigoted and current campaign rallies that they say disrespect Native Americans.

Jul. 7, 2016 2:26 PM EDT
Bernie Sanders looks to press on to the convention

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign chief is vowing his candidate will stay in the Democratic race until the summer convention, even as Hillary Clinton looks to lock down her commanding position for the party's nomination with a strong performance in a five-state round of contests Tuesday.

Apr. 25, 2016 10:54 PM EDT
Trump says he's 'not toning it down,' drawing Clinton barbs

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A confident Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that he's not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party's front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning.

Apr. 23, 2016 7:12 PM EDT
Kasich: Primary voters having second thoughts about Trump

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich says he's seeing signs that some primary voters in states that have already voted may be having second thoughts about supporting Donald Trump.

Apr. 22, 2016 8:05 PM EDT
Clinton, relatives of Newtown victims talk gun violence

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Clinton, sitting with relatives of victims of the Newtown school massacre, vowed Thursday to make sure gun violence is not ignored, saying Connecticut's bipartisan gun control legislation was a model for the nation.

Apr. 21, 2016 5:58 PM EDT