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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

A few loose ends from the McMahon bankruptcy story

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Some information that I was unable, for space reasons, to fit into my exploration of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s 1976 personal bankruptcy, published tonight on-line and in tomorrow’s Hearst newspapers: 1. If you read the story, you’ll find that while there is not much of a paper trail, I did come across “a […] [Read More]
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Drive Time with Peter Schiff?

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Interviewed former Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Tea Party favorite Peter Schiff of Weston Tuesday for a story I’m working on. During the course of the conversation Schiff told me that beginning Monday, October 18 he will be hosting a radio program from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., five days a week, on a local […] [Read More]
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Linda McMahon scores backing of biz group

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In the race for U.S. Senate, Democrat Richard Blumenthal has been relying on endorsements to help him raise funds, garner free press and additional campaign support. His opponent, Republican Linda McMahon, neither needs them nor wants them. The self-funded former executive has millions to spend on her campaign, so she does not need to rely […] [Read More]
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Senate candidate John Mertens will participate in debate … sort of

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Shut out of Monday’s first, highly-anticipated debate between Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon, third party candidate John Mertens has come up with a creative alternative. I also understand that Blumenthal and McMahon are hard at work preparing. Blumenthal’s handlers give him an electric shock every time he claims, […] [Read More]
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Teflon Linda

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Former President “Teflon” Bill Clinton, nicknamed such because despite personal and political baggage he remains a popular figure, was in New Haven Sunday to stump for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dick Blumenthal, Connecticut’s long-time attorney general. But perhaps Clinton has more in common with Blumenthal’s Republican opponent, Linda McMahon, who, according to today’s Quinnipiac University […] [Read More]
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Clinton: Remember pre-Obama? GOP: Just focus on Obama

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As the nation prepares for the mid-term elections, the Democratic Party’s message can be boiled down to this: We understand the economy is still shaky and people are out of work. We feel your pain. But don’t forget this all began while Republican President George W. Bush was still in office. Democratic President Barack Obama […] [Read More]
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Bill Clinton brings the wonk

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Former Democratic President William Jefferson Clinton was in New Haven today to rally the party faithful and endorse his friend of 40 years, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in his bid for U.S. Senate. After speaking kindly of Blumenthal and making the case for his election, Clinton dove into an energetic, meaty, wonkish, sometimes rambling, 20-or-so […] [Read More]
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Camelot versus the WWE McMahons

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Forget the fact that regardless of any prior political experience and even after donating to some Democrats she won her party’s nomination for U.S. Senate and is making Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal sweat. The true sign that Republican Linda McMahon, former head of Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment, has arrived on the political scene is that […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal critical but unwilling to say McMahon is unfit to serve

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Republican Linda McMahon has no problem calling her Democratic opponent for U.S. Senate – Richard Blumenthal – a liar in campaign literature referring to what he called occasional misstatements about his service during Vietnam. But while Blumenthal today did lob some serious charges at McMahon over how she ran the family business, Stamford-based World Wrestling […] [Read More]
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Mothers for McMahon, Cops for Blumenthal

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s campaign today released an ad featuring “real mothers” giving “real support” to the former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO’s self-funded, first-time bid for public office. The ad, which you can watch here, is a clear response to the Mothers Opposing McMahon movement launched to support her opponent, Democrat Richard Blumenthal. […] [Read More]
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