Political Capitol

Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Results of state study of artificial turf fields are in…

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The state Department of Health just announced that it has completed a study of the health and environmental risks posed by artificial turf fields. This has proven a controversial topic in recent years, and our newspapers have written several stories about the debate in the General Assembly as well as in local towns and cities […] [Read More]
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Lamont kicks criticism of Malloy’s fund-raising into hyper-drive

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Remember yesterday when I blogged about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont’s daring to bring up a past state probe of alleged contract-steering by former Stamford Mayor/current Democratic gubernatorial nominee Dannel Malloy? If not, read this blog post first, then come back. Lamont and Malloy are 12 days away from their party’s primary on August 10. […] [Read More]
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Hey Stamford! Remember when your mayor was under investigation?

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Democrat Ned Lamont’s gubernatorial campaign is offering residents of Stamford and Connecticut in general a trip down memory lane in a recent television ad against former Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy. The recently-retired Malloy is the party’s nominee for governor and he and Lamont will face-off in a primary on August 10. With the polls tightening, […] [Read More]
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McMahon still bringing up Vietnam, but does anyone still care?

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Mark Pazniokas over at CTMirror.org today reported that self-funded Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is out with a mailing going after Democratic nominee Richard Blumenthal’s so-far occasional statements that he served IN Vietnam rather than stateside in the U.S. Marine Corps. Since the New York Time’s broke its controversial story in mid-May, Blumenthal has […] [Read More]
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Simmons brings ribbons, Schiff brings RV to debate

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Four candidates for U.S. Senate, including the two Republicans facing nominee Linda McMahon in the August 10 primary – economist Peter Schiff and former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons – are about to face-off in a debate tonight at Trinity College in Hartford. Neither McMahon nor Democratic nominee Richard Blumenthal accepted invitations to attend. Simmons, having […] [Read More]
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The things you have to go through to profile Vince McMahon

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Our newspapers in Sunday’s editions and today on our websites published a lengthy piece I wrote on Vince McMahon, who, with his wife, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda, built the World Wrestling Entertainment empire. Vince, who doesn’t trust the press and doesn’t grant a lot of interviews, has been absent from the campaign trail, but […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon finally gets her Cafero, but not her McKinney

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State House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, was one of the first GOP heavyweights to endorse former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons’ bid for U.S. Senate. Simmons, who lives in Stonington, lost the nomination in late May to political newcomer Linda McMahon of Greenwich, who is using the fortune her family built running Stamford-based World Wrestling […] [Read More]
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Hot N’ Cold Rob Simmons makes Katy Perry song primary theme

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U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who has been in, then out, then in, then out, then in, then out, then in the current GOP primary for U.S. Senate, just announced, on top of today’s news that he will participate in a debate and is launching a television advertisement, that he has also selected this campaign theme […] [Read More]
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Simmons’ campaign chair: “If we win we’re running against Blumenthal.”

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According to Rob Simmons’ campaign chairman/friend, Eric Janney, the candidate is not technically waging a true primary campaign, but he is as in it to win it as a guy with few resources but lots of name recognition and a decent standing in the polls can be on August 10. “I don’t think anybody stays […] [Read More]
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Looking more and more like Simmons is actively campaigning

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Just got an e-mail a little while ago from Peter Schiff, the Weston economist who petitioned his way onto the August 10 Republican primary ballot. In it Schiff continues to criticize GOP nominee Linda McMahon of Greenwich for refusing to engage him in a debate before primary day. But the real news is the other […] [Read More]
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