by Sally Bahner | Nov 7, 2018 2:17 pm
Reflecting 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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by Diana Stricker and Sally Bahner | Nov 6, 2018 11:44 pm
Branford 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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by Sally Bahner, Diana Stricker and Bill O'Brien | Nov 6, 2018 1:56 pm
The skies were gray under the threat of rain, but that did not deter the enthusiasm of Branford residents heading to the polls. Polls opened at 6 a.m., but at least the time change provided a bit of daylight. Even before the skies opened up around 11:30 a.m. lines were long across the town.
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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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by Sally Bahner | Oct 31, 2018 9:47 am
U.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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by Sally Bahner | Oct 21, 2018 6:49 pm
U.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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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.
Republican 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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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.
Democrat 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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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.
Democratic 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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by Thomas Breen | Oct 15, 2018 1:48 pm
With Branford’s U.S. Congressional seat considered safe for Democrats, a traveling “brigade” of local campaign volunteers has regrouped for the first time in four years to help a political newcomer one district over win a pathbreaking bid to go to Washington.
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