Esty, Roraback likely to spend Election Day trying to increase turnout

By Jordan Fenster, Register Staff According to those familiar with the race, both Democrat Elizabeth Esty and Republican Andrew Roraback will spend the last few hours before polls close of Election Day shoring up their bases and making sure the … Continue reading

Andrew Roraback is M. Jodi Rell’s first endorsement since leaving office

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter In her first endorsement since leaving office two years ago, former Gov. M. Jodi Rell said that characterizing Andrew Roraback as anti-woman or anti-choice is “downright mean.” For Roraback’s opposition “to paint him as some … Continue reading

Rowland-Wilson-Foley scandal hangs over 5th District primary

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter With a week to go until the Aug. 14 primary, Republican leaders in Connecticut’s 5th District are split on the impact of a federal investigation into former Gov. John Rowland’s involvement in Lisa Wilson-Foley’s congressional … Continue reading

5th District nomination bound for multiple ballots at GOP state convention

The race for party delegates among the four remaining Republican candidates for Connecticut’s 5th District Congress seat is so evenly split that it could take a number of rounds of voting at today’s Republican State Convention in Hartford for any … Continue reading

Justin Bernier campaign predicts victory at GOP convention, others hedge

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Going into Friday’s Republican convention, the remaining four 5th District Republican candidates are confident, but perhaps none more confident than Justin Bernier. “I believe that we’ll have the votes to win,” said Scott Will, Bernier’s … Continue reading

Mark Boughton endorses Lisa Wilson-Foley for 5th District Congress

Kevin Rennie of Daily Ructions reports that Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is supporting Lisa Wilson-Foleyin her bid for the Republican nomination for Connecticut’s 5th District Congress seat. The Wilson-Foley campaign made it official on Tuesday morning. “Lisa has proven to … Continue reading

Chris Donovan, Andrew Roraback lead in town committee endorsements

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter With a bit more than two weeks to go until the party conventions, endorsements are rolling in for Connecticut 5th congressional district candidates. Recently, Democrat Elizabeth Esty announced the support of the Canton Democratic Town … Continue reading

Mark Boughton plays hard to get as Lisa Wilson-Foley woos Danbury

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Though 10 members of the Danbury City Council have offered their endorsements to Republican 5th Congressional district candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, Mayor Mark Boughton has not endorsed any candidate in the race, and may not. “It’s … Continue reading

Republican leaders welcome John Rowland’s role in 5th District race

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Some Connecticut Republican leaders see former Gov. John Rowland as a positive resource for Lisa Wilson-Foley’s campaign for Connecticut’s 5th District Congress seat, at least as far as the Republican primary.

Justin Bernier wants Connecticut Republican Chairman Chris Healy to resign

By Scott Benjamin, Staff Reporter Republican congressional contender Justin Bernier has called on state GOP Chairman Chris Healy to step down, citing, among other things, the party’s poor performance in the last two major elections, in which the party lost … Continue reading