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Connecticut (GOP Club)

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  • Dem senator: Trump's allies shouldn't expect pardons in Russia probe

    08/26/2017 11:11:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2017 | John Bowden
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is warning President Trump's allies that they shouldn't expect a pardon in the ongoing Russia investigation should there be any convictions. The Democratic lawmaker on Saturday tweeted that targets of the investigation should still feel compelled to testify. "Any witness counting on a Russia investigation pardon should think again," Blumenthal tweeted, linking to an earlier report from The Hill quoting Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who said that Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a signal to those targeted by the Justice Department.....
  • Congressman slams Trump’s tweets, says ‘dictators attack the media’

    07/03/2017 4:05:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    AOL News ^ | July 3, 2017
    Democratic Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut appeared on CNN's 'New Day' Monday morning and weighed in on President Trump's anti-media message. "Pretty much every president before this one has understood that the media is absolutely essential to our liberty...Dictators attack the media," Himes said. His comments come one day after Trump shared a wrestling video in which he battles an opponent whose head has been digitally replaced with a CNN logo. After forcing the CNN wrestler to the mat, Trump throws a couple of punches at his head.....
  • At 100 Days, Trump Supporters In State Like What They See

    04/27/2017 3:08:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | April 27, 2017 | Russell Blair
    One hundred days into his presidency, Donald Trump's supporters see a shrewd businessman who has roared into Washington, following through on campaign promises to cut government regulation, secure the border and be a fresh departure from business as usual. But at the same time his backers acknowledge that Trump has had difficulty navigating his way through the quagmire of Congress — facing opposition from Democrats and Republicans — and leaving some signature pledges incomplete. "He's in this to try to make this country a better place, to make things right," said state Rep. Tony D'Amelio of Waterbury, one of the...
  • Congressman begs Electoral College voters to block Trump

    12/12/2016 10:08:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 12, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    A Democratic lawmaker is desperately lobbying the Electoral College to shun Donald Trump, and vote for Hillary Clinton — even though he conceded Monday that the Republican won the election “fair and square.” The plea from Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) comes a week before the Dec. 19 vote, which is expected to affirm the results of the Nov. 8 election, in which Trump beat Clinton with 306 Electoral College votes. “We’re 5 wks from Inauguration & the President Elect is completely unhinged. The electoral college must do what it was designed for,” Himes wrote Sunday night on Twitter in response...
  • From Obama to Trump: Four southeastern CT towns switch from blue to red in 2016

    12/03/2016 6:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Day ^ | December 3, 2016 | Martha Shanahan
    In 2012, voters across the region liked what they saw in Barack Obama. The president won the popular vote in 24 of the 25 towns in New London County in his bid for re-election, mirroring the support he got in Connecticut and across the country. Four years later, four of those towns had had enough. In Ledyard, Montville, North Stonington and Salem, turnout went up, support for Democrats went down and Donald Trump won hundreds more votes in each town than both Mitt Romney in 2012 and Trump's rival in 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. They're not alone — 40...
  • Colin McEnroe: Could Bad Economy Swing CT To Trump?

    08/04/2016 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 4, 2016 | Colin McEnroe
    You may not have noticed the following news item, because the person who spoke did not accompany his remarks by striking a baby monkey with a ball-peen hammer. We have reached a point in this campaign where people don't pay attention unless you do something that sets civilization back. Paul Manafort, who is Donald Trump's campaign manager, at least in theory, recently said on two national news programs that he considered Connecticut in play. Connecticut has not gone Republican for president since 1988. Presidential campaigns don't usually bother with us. So what's different? Maybe nothing. As swing states slide off...
  • RNC 2016: Donald Trump may be all over the map, but that's a good thing | Mulshine

    07/24/2016 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    At a meeting of the New Jersey delegation to the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week, Gov. Chris Christie said he expects to see Donald Trump make a real effort to win New Jersey this fall. "If he spends time and money he can be in play here because I don't think there is any great love here for Hillary Clinton," Christie said. "Given that he likes to sleep in his own bed at night, it's a quick trip over." Christie went on to say that Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort have also said that Connecticut will be in...
  • The New Ted Cruz “War Room” Web Ad Is One Of The Best Things You’ll Ever See

    04/21/2016 12:00:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 20, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    No, really. This is one of the best political commercials ever made. It won’t be on TV unless it gets recut, because it’s two and a half minutes long, but to recut this would be a shame. It packs in many of the reasons why Cruz is a better nominee than Trump, gets across the key point that if Trump is the nominee the media which has been fawning over him will turn on him the same way they turned on John McCain and Hillary’s opposition research feeding into the media coverage will turn the entire general election race into...
  • Donald Trump Destroys Lyin' Ted Cruz at Bethpage, NY Rally (4-6-16)

    04/07/2016 6:45:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 4-6-16 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016: At a campaign rally in Bethpage, NY just one day after losing Wisconsin to Ted Cruz, Donald Trump took an opportunity to blast 'Lyin' Ted', saying he couldn't draw 100 people at an event he held earlier in NY. Trump then reminded the crowd of Cruz's "New York Values" comments.
  • Coulter on Trump: ‘The People Want Him to be President’ ‘Absolutely’ Supporting Him

    07/12/2015 12:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 11, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and author of “Adios, America” Ann Coulter declared of Donald Trump “The people want him to be president” and that she is “absolutely” supporting his campaign for president on Friday’s “Alan Colmes Show” on Fox News Radio. Coulter began by arguing that Republicans should increase their share of the vote among white voters because there’s no way a Republican candidate could get enough of the Hispanic vote to win. She said this wasn’t meant to dismiss any other group, but wondered why it wasn’t considered dismissive for the RNC to say the GOP has to “suck up to Hispanics.”...
  • 6 Reasons Why Malloy Did Better In 2014

    11/09/2014 7:30:11 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 2 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 6, 2014 | Stephen Busemeyer and Dan Haar
    The battleground was different in 2010, when Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley first fought to become governor. Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal were slugging it out in a high-finance senate race that drew a lot of attention. The economy was sputtering badly. Tom Foley's running mate was popular Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. Sandy Hook -- and the gun control legislation that came out of it -- was more than two years away.
  • Malloy leads by 8 in Connecticut Governor's Race

    10/06/2014 6:56:17 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 44 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 06, 2014
    Public Policy Polling's first Connecticut poll of 2014 finds Dan Malloy with an 8 point lead for reelection over Republican foe Tom Foley, 43/35. Independent Joe Visconti is polling at 9%. Visconti is largely drawing voters away from Foley- his supporters say their second choice would be Foley by a 46/27 spread. In a head to head, Malloy's advantage over Foley is 6 points at 45/39. Malloy's had low approval numbers throughout most of his term and that hasn't changed- only 40% of voters approve of the job he's doing to 50% who disapprove. But Foley's numbers are even worse...
  • Husband Of Connecticut Judicial Candidate: 'I Am Pro-White' [Democrat]

    08/08/2014 8:51:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | August 8, 2014 | Ahiza Garcia
    A Democratic candidate for a judicial seat in Plainfield, Conn. was forced to answer questions about her husband this week after a watchdog group exposed his ties to the white supremacist movement. The Norwich Bulletin newspaper reported on Thursday that attorney Anna Zubkova, who is running for a seat as a probate judge, said she does not share the views of her husband, who runs a blog called "Mindweapons of Ragnarok" where he waxes about his views on race and white pride. The newspaper reported that the couple have been married for 17 years. "He did not have those views...
  • Ted Kennedy Jr. makes run official

    04/08/2014 9:14:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Neil Vigdor
    BRANFORD -- There's a new keeper of the Kennedy flame. Ted Kennedy Jr. -- cloaking himself in the legacy of his father and uncles, from their familiar cadence to their crusade for social justice to their wavy hair -- finally acquiesced Tuesday to the overtures of Democrats who have long tried to lure the advocate for the disabled into running for office. The 52-year-old lawyer from Branford launched his candidacy for state Senate during a rally in his hometown, where retiring incumbent Edward Meyer introduced Kennedy as his heir apparent in what could become the most-watched race ever for the...
  • GOP upset in my Conn. inner-city ward race (Conn. Live Thread)

    Just got back from victory party. In DEM Conn., in a DEM city in the inner-city (a welfare ward largely consisting of 3-family houses) GOP Don Naples upsets DEM incumbent Freeman ... so we have a new alderman. Naples 194 Freeman 171 If we can win here ... there is hope for America.
  • Democratic Congressman: 'Not Fair' To Subject Congress To Obamacare Just Like Everyone Else

    06/15/2013 12:33:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 13, 2013 | Robert Book
    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was being debated, proponents were accused of saddling Americans with inferior and expensive health care while keeping generous coverage for themselves at taxpayer expense. To rebut that allegation and build confidence in the bill, a provision was added mandating that members of Congress – and their staff members – get there coverage through the new exchange system the bill set up. Now that the time to sign up for exchange coverage is nearing, a Democratic member, Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.), is saying that “this is simply not fair” – as...
  • Sen. Murphy: Republicans are just gun-control Darwinists at this point

    04/18/2013 2:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 18, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Uhm… nailed it? (VIDEO-AT-LINK) I guess I appreciate the honesty of the Republican caucus. They’ve just made it clear that they are just kind of gun-control Darwinists at this point. They just think that we should give a whole bunch of guns to the good guys and to the bad guys and let them shoot it out, and hope that the good guys win. That’s their agenda, and a lot of that was made plain today. Well, that was a feisty enough bit of demagoguery to rival some of President Obama‘s preferred tactics. I’m pretty sure that the the good...
  • CT senator to Rupert Murdoch: You should refuse to air the NASCAR race that the NRA’s sponsoring

    04/13/2013 5:26:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 12, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Think Murdoch will take his “advice,” knowing what the reaction would be among Fox News’s many, many gun-rights-supporting viewers? Don’t mind Murphy. He’s a freshman from a very blue state where feelings are still understandably raw after Newtown, so apparently he’s decided that no anti-gun grandstanding opportunity is too cheap for him to use to try to raise his profile back home. Coming soon, presumably: Murphy calls on NASCAR to drop the N, R, and A’s from its name. The National Rifle Association-sponsored NASCAR race slated for this weekend is “inappropriate in the immediate wake of the Newtown massacre,” Sen....
  • Connecticut Governor Willing to Trade Jobs and Revenue for Gun Control

    04/08/2013 8:09:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 8, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 4, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed 139 pages of gun control legislation into law, effectively telling the $1.7 billion gun industry that has called his state home for more than a century they are no longer welcome. Speaking for Colt Manufacturing, which has been in Connecticut for 175 years, president and CEO Dennis Veilleux said, "At some point, if you can't sell your product then you can't run your business... You need customers to buy your products to stay in business." Other prominent Connecticut-based gun companies include Mossberg, Ruger, and Stag Arms, all of which are being...
  • How gun control is already shaping the 2016 Democratic primary

    01/15/2013 7:16:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ryu Spaeth
    This week, as lawmakers in Congress braced themselves for a protracted and impassioned debate over gun control, Democratic governors moved swiftly to push tough new gun laws in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily shepherded legislation through a divided state legislature to produce the strictest gun laws in the country. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed similarly stringent measures, including a ban on assault weapons, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for universal background checks on all gun sales. And what do all three governors have in common (besides a strong...