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Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Vince throws down the gauntlet, asks First Lady to swing by

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That savvy Vince McMahon. With his company, Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment, getting beaten up in the press in these final two weeks before Connecticut voters choose whether to send his wife, former WWE CEO Linda McMahon, to Congress, Vince tonight took some action. He and WWE invited First Lady Michelle Obama to swing by while […] [Read More]
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What really happened when Linda and Dick met at WWE HQ?

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Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Richard Blumenthal has been stepping up his criticism of how Republican opponent Linda McMahon ran the family company, Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment, before stepping down as CEO a year ago to campaign for Congress. And twice this week McMahon mounted a new defense – that Blumenthal, the state’s attorney general for […] [Read More]
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Outsider McMahon turns to insider Rell to beat insider Blumenthal

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is running as a political outsider and portraying Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal, a former state legislator and current state attorney general of 20 years, as the consummate career politician. But McMahon this week had no problem launching radio ads featuring another career politician – retiring Republican Gov. M. Jodi […] [Read More]
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McMahon hoping Countrywide will take out Blumenthal

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Damaged politically in part because of a scandal involving mortgage lender Countrywide Financial, longtime Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Dodd announced his retirement early this year. On the same cold January day popular veteran state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, long considered a shoe-in for any higher office he chose, decided after 20 years it was time […] [Read More]
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GOP leader/former WWE ring girl backing McMahon

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As Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon struggles to win over female voters, state Democrats are sharpening their criticism of her company’s – Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment – treatment of women. According to today’s Quinnipiac University poll, McMahon, who in late September was within three points of Democrat Richard Blumenthal, has dropped to 11 points […] [Read More]
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Even after ‘Nam, NYTimes endorses Blumenthal

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The newspaper that in May handed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon a stick with which to try and beat Democrat Richard Blumenthal, along with an entire herd of dead horses, when the publication reported the latter candidate’s occasional misleading references to his military service in Vietnam, has endorsed Blumenthal. The endorsement comes on the […] [Read More]
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Want to live in and renovate an historic state property?

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While tracking down Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell this morning for a political story, I learned about an innovative state program aimed at preserving historic properties through public/private partnerships. Rell had scheduled a 10 a.m. visit to the Smith-Curtiss House within Osbornedale State Park in Derby to promote the Department of Environmental Protection’s new Resident […] [Read More]
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Savvy McMahon tries to use WWE audit AGAINST Blumenthal

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You’ve got to give Republican U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon and her campaign staff credit for taking an issue that should be a strike against her and attempting to twist it to hurt her opponent in a new web ad. The state of Connecticut has launched an audit of her family’s company, Stamford-based World Wrestling […] [Read More]
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Peter Schiff will be on the radio in Fairfield County

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Before heading off on vacation I posted here that former Republican U.S. Senate candidate and celebrity economist Peter Schiff of Weston had a radio show in the works. Schiff gave me the details and expressed his desire to have the woman who beat him in August’s GOP primary – Linda McMahon – and her Democratic […] [Read More]
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Linda, maybe you and I need some time apart…

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Judging from this photo, taken by The Day of New London at a recent campaign stop in New Haven, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and I could use a break from each other. (I’m the guy in the striped shirt with his back to the camera, pointing a finger.) Of course, McMahon can’t take […] [Read More]
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