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Senate Republicans Vote Down McDonald's Chief Justice Nomination

Mar 28, 2018

Robocalls, rallies, even an offer by Governor Malloy to make a Republican his next pick to the state's Supreme Court couldn't prevent Andrew McDonald's chief justice nomination from going down in flames.

Despite the efforts to get them to break ranks, Republicans in the state Senate stuck together Tuesday against McDonald's nomination, ending the highly politicized judicial confirmation battle.

This hour we forecast whether this clash may lead to more heated partisanship over judicial appointments in Connecticut's near future.

Also, a little more than a month away from state party conventions, are either the Republicans or Democrats any closer to having front-runners in the race for governor? Today we assess which candidates are moving ahead and which are not.

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