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Martin M Looney

Republicans again seek to win control of Connecticut Senate

For the second legislative election in a row, Republicans have their sights on winning control of the Connecticut Senate for the first time since 1996.

And once again, the GOP is getting some outside help.

Various independent groups are spending thousands of dollars — in some cases more — on mailers and mostly online and local advertising, hoping to win the four additional seats Republicans need to retake control of the 36-member, Democratic-controlled Senate.

"With a governor that has an all-time low job approval rating of 24 percent, there's a tremendous opportunity to restore balance to state government," said Trumbull First Selectman Tim...