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Connecticut Politics

Ted Kennedy Jr. To Run For Connecticut State Senate Seat

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut. Two people briefed on the decision sa...

Home Invasion Survivor Won't Run For Congress

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion said Wednesday he has decided not to...

Kate Sheppard

Attacks On Clean Energy Were A Giant Failure

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Efforts to roll back renewable energy standards in the states this year have largely failed despite the best efforts of conservative gro...

Gun Control Finds Unlikely Savior Close To GOP Heart

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Let's hear a round of applause for the Founding Fathers, those dead white men whom conservatives love to lionize. Had it not been for th...

John Celock

Connecticut Official 'Disappointed' In Senate Action

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecticut's lieutenant governor is expressing disappointment with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) decision to exclude an ...

State Senator Gives CPAC Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

Art Linares, a 24-year-old Republican state senator from Connecticut, addressed the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. Lina...

Bad News For Birther Queen

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

Birther queen Orly Taitz is facing possible sanctions from a federal judge in Southern California for lying. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford o...

Orly Taitz Claims New Power

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Birther queen Orly Taitz is now claiming she has the ability to have President Barack Obama arrested in Connecticut. Taitz posted on her website W...

Gun Control Takes Center Stage As Connecticut Lawmakers Return To Work

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics

By Edith Honan NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - At the funeral of one of the 20 children gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school, a ...

John Celock

Dems Double Down On Wrestling Videos

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Connecticut Democrats are doubling down on their criticism of Republican U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon's tenure as chief executive of World Wrestl...

Dems' Wrestling Footage Taken Down

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

An ad posted by Connecticut Democrats on Monday morning showcasing World Wrestling Entertainment footage filmed under the tenure of former WWE CEO Lin...

McMahon Leads Murphy In Connecticut Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

For the first time, Republican candidate Linda McMahon has opened up a lead over her opponent Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) in the Connecticut Senate ra...

Dem Rep Wins Connecticut Senate Primary

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy has won the Democratic nomination for Connecticut's open U.S. Senate seat. The three-term congressman and f...

Former Wrestling Executive Bests GOP Rival

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. - Wealthy former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won a chance to become the first Republican U.S. senator to represent Connectic...

GOP Hopeful Losing A Lot In Longshot Bid

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Republican candidate Linda McMahon is making history in her almost three-year effort to capture a seat to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate. ...

GOP Candidate Compares Islam To Cult

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A Republican candidate for a Connecticut seat in the U.S. House of Representatives says he did not mean to disparage "peace-loving ...

From Inevitable to Questionable: Connecticut's Newest Congressional Conflagration

Mary Ann West | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Mary Ann West

There is intrigue and a FBI investigation into one of Connecticut's congressional campaigns amid questions of influence buying. While the investigation is ongoing, it is keeping the blogosphere humming with the latest.

John Celock

States Grapple With Maps

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Redistricting fights are springing up nationwide as states grapple with the final stages of redrawing state legislative and congressional district lin...