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West Hartford News profiles noted activist running as Green for Congress in CT

From the West Hartford News (read the full thing here):

WEST HARTFORD — If anything, getting arrested for snapping photos of Governor M. Jodi Rell during her 2007 inaugural parade reaffirmed a lot of political ambitions for Ken Krayeske, now a candidate for Congress in the state’s First Congressional District.

Krayeske was managing Cliff Thornton’s Green Party campaign for governor at the time, the first black gubernatorial candidate in Connecticut history.

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Green Party activist in Connecticut makes a splash in the sports news

On The Wilder Side:

“[Coach Jim] Calhoun…is set to make $1.6 million in 2009-10, the final year of his contract.”

(excerpt from) Sporting News
Activist angers Calhoun by questioning salary
Posted: February 21, 2009

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun [basketball coach] got into a heated exchange at a postgame news conference Saturday with a freelance journalist and political activist who questioned why the coach of a public university was making $1.6 million in tough economic times.

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