Close 12th District Race Echoes State’s, Country’s Numbers

by Sally Bahner | Nov 7, 2018 2:17 pm

Photo by Lisa KellyReflecting many races across the country, it was a close match between Democrat Christine Cohen and Republican Adam Greenberg for the 12th District State Senate seat being vacated by Ted Kennedy Jr. According to the Secretary of State’s office, Cohen received 24,632 (51.06 percent) of the votes to Greenberg’s 23,613 (48.95 percent), cast in Branford, Guilford, Durham, North Branford, Madison, and Killingworth. The numbers are unofficial as of Wednesday morning.

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Comey Takes Branford

by Diana Stricker and Sally Bahner | Nov 6, 2018 11:44 pm

Photo by Sally BahnerBranford voters chose two female Democratic candidates over two male Republican candidates in the races for state representative and state senator.

Democrat Robin Comey bested Republican Bob Imperato in the race for state representative in Branford’s 102nd District. Comey won 5,569 votes; and Imperato took 4,631.

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Countdown to Election Day

by Sally Bahner | Oct 31, 2018 5:47 pm

Branford residents are taking seriously the message to Get Out and Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. At least that’s evident in the traffic at the Registrar of Voters office.

Deputy Registrar of Voters Nora Vetrano reports that as of Oct. 2, there were 20,161 registered voters in Branford. She said she’s definitely seen an uptick in the number of registrations. “It’s really been busier than during the presidential elections.” She added that a lot of young people have been registering.

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Murphy Drops in to Support Comey, Cohen

by Sally Bahner | Oct 31, 2018 9:47 am

Photos by Sally BahnerU.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Tuesday joined Christine Cohen, State Senate candidate for the 12th District, and Robin Comey, State Representative candidate for the 102nd District, for a well-attended roundtable discussion at Democratic Headquarters.

Murphy was the second Connecticut senator to visit Democratic Headquarters. Richard Blumenthal met with the group two weeks ago.

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Blumenthal Meets With Local Democratic Women

by Sally Bahner | Oct 21, 2018 6:49 pm

Photos courtesy of Chris SimpsonU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal dropped by Democratic headquarters Saturday morning and discussed questions and concerns with local women… and a few men.

12-year-old Evelyn Mollow, daughter of Democratic Town Committee chair Lynda Mollow, asked Blumenthal what boys and girls can do to prevent sexual harassment; she noted that her 14-year-old brother was one of the good guys.

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Greenberg Promises Focus on Economy, Balancing the Budget

by Sally Bahner | Oct 17, 2018 2:45 pm | Comments (5)

This is the fourth in our series of interviews with the candidates running for state representative and state senate.

Submitted photoRepublican Adam Greenberg of Branford and Democrat Christine Cohen, a resident of Guilford, are running for the 12th District Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy Jr. since 2015. The 12th District represents Branford, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, Durham, and Killingworth.

Raised in Guilford and now a resident of Branford, Greenberg was a star baseball player at Guilford High School and went on to play at the University of North Carolina, then the Chicago Cubs, where he was hit by a fastball and suffered a fractured skull during the first pitch. He then played for various minor leagues and struck out in three pitches in a one-day game for the Marlins. He is now CEO of Lurong Living, a company he founded that offers healthy living lifestyle tips and sells nutritional products.

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Cohen Vows To Protect Education, Grow the Economy

by Sally Bahner | Oct 16, 2018 2:55 pm | Comments (2)

This is the third in our series of interviews with the candidates running for state representative and state senate.

File photoDemocrat Christine Cohen, a resident of Guilford, and Republican Adam Greenberg of Branford are running for the 12th District Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy Jr. since 2015. The 12th District represents Branford, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, Durham, and Killingworth.

Christine Cohen is member of the Guilford Board of Education and owner of Cohen’s Bagel Company in Madison. In an article from the CT Mirror, she said she was motivated by what she views as an assault on women’s rights, including women’s reproductive rights and pay equity. Her comments are below.

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Comey Promises a Passionate Voice for Branford

by Diana Stricker | Oct 15, 2018 1:49 pm | Comments (1)

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of interviews with candidates for state representative and state senate. The interview with Republican state representative candidate Robert Imperato ran yesterday.

Photo by Diana StrickerDemocratic candidate Robin Comey and Republican Robert Imperato are vying for the seat being vacated by Democratic State Rep. Lonnie Reed, who decided to retire after 10 years of service. The 102nd District includes six of the seven voting districts in Branford. State Rep. Sean Scanlon (D) is running unopposed to represent the 98th District, which covers a section of Branford, and most of Guilford.

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