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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

When McMahon offered an olive branch to Schiff

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I’ve been meaning to blog this since last night, when Linda McMahon won the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. McMahon during her victory speech took a few moments to acknowledge her opponents, including celebrity economist Peter Schiff, many of whose delegates switched support to her when it became clear there man had no chance […] [Read More]
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Corey Brinson adds a little diversity to GOP Convention

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It’s no secret that the floor at the Republican nominating convention is a sea of white faces. So Corey Brinson, a black lawyer from Bloomfield, stands out. Brinson today was vying for the GOP nomination for Secretary of the State. Prior to the vote – which he ultimately lost to state Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry […] [Read More]
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Oz Griebel plans to primary his as … er … his butt off

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Hartford businessman Oz Griebel did not secure the Republican Party’s gubernatorial nomination this afternoon but will mount a primary against the official candidate – Greenwich millionaire Tom Foley. Speaking to reporters afterward about his chances, Griebel said he felt “really good about the momentum” but added “I’ve got to work my a– off.” Senate Minority […] [Read More]
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Coming Soon: GOP vs. The Evil Demo-crons in Final Battle

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The GOP kicked off the second day of its nominating convention with a short film, put together I’m told by state House Republicans, that was pretty darn entertaining. It featured clips of Democratic legislators and Democratic leaders talking about tax-and-spend policies and, in the case of House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden, palling around with President […] [Read More]
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Some Simmons supporters wary of primary

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Hours after former U.S. Congressman Rob Simmons announced that he will primary newly-minted GOP U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon, several of his supporters expressed concern about the prospect of an ongoing battle between the two. “I’m concerned for many reasons,” House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, said a few minutes after delivering a rousing speech […] [Read More]
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Rob Simmons will primary Linda McMahon

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Former U.S. Congressman Rob Simmons, who lost the GOP nomination tonight to Linda McMahon, said he is not giving up the fight. “I believe there’s a lot of time left in this campaign and I have sufficient funds to make a compelling case to voters before the primary … I intend to stay in this […] [Read More]
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McMahon on her victory: “I venture to say I’m gonna lay the smackdown on him come November.”

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Linda McMahon can now add Republican U.S. Senate nominee to her resume. But during tonight’s victory speech at the Republican convention she did not disappoint those looking for the World Wrestling Entertainment maven to make a wrestling reference. [Read More]
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Sen. Fasano sums up why McMahon might be GOP’s nominee

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State Sen. Len Fasano, R-North Haven, gave the first nominating speech at tonight’s GOP Convention for U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, whose family runs Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment. I spoke afterward to Fasano about why he agrees with her decision to primary former U.S. Congressman Rob Simmons of Stonington should he win the nomination this […] [Read More]
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