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Malloy Claims Victory in Governor’s Race – Connecticut True Blue While Other States See Red?

Posted on November 5, 2014

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   While other states are now¬†seeing¬†red in the governor’s office, it appears Connecticut has stayed true blue – red being the color traditionally symbolic of Republican conservatives and blue representing liberal Democrats. Incumbent Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, a Stamford Democrat, began claiming victory over GOP challenger, Greenwich Republican Tom Foley, in the early morning hours following the November 4 election. At 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, with 90 percent of precinct results in, Malloy was reported to be ahead by 3 percentage points. In a race projected to be extremely tight – neck and neck – just after midnight it was Foley in the lead by a small margin. However, as more vote tallies rolled in Malloy appeared…

Thanks to Ted Kennedy, Jr. UConn Connection to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Reaches President Susan Herbst

Posted on August 26, 2014

Write-Up by (UConn alum) Jacqueline Bennett   Thanks to Ted Kennedy, Jr. of Branford, Connecticut, the University of Connecticut’s connection to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached UConn’s top administrator. An alumnus of the UConn School of Law and candidate for state senate, after accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from his friend, news anchor Dennis House of WFSB, Kennedy in turn called out UConn President Susan Herbst. The challenges were reported on The Laurel, as well as, on social media where the charitable effort went viral in the United States earlier this year. Doused by the new “hungry-looking” Husky dog mascot, Herbst not only accepted the challenge but used her video of the deed as an opportunity to bring attention to…