Political Capitol

Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

McMahon stiffs Schiff, but at least she baked a pie

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I’ve written on this blog about former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Peter Schiff inviting Linda McMahon, who beat him in the GOP primary, and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal onto his new radio show before Election Day. Schiff’s producer, Tom Elliot, doubted Blumenthal would take them up on the invite, and he was right. […] [Read More]
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Who needs Bill or Barack when you’ve got Cliff?

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Sure President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton visited Connecticut recently to stump for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal. But his opponent – Republican Linda McMahon – can boast a unique endorsement from a local celebrity. The campaign is circulating a web ad featuring actor John Ratzenberger, a Bridgeport native best known for […] [Read More]
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Dead wrestler’s dad hopes Senator Blumenthal will clean-up wrestling

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Mike Benoit, father of late World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Chris Benoit, was in Hartford this morning to make a case why voters should reject the company’s former CEO, Linda McMahon, when they head to the polls in one week. Chris Benoit in late June 2007 killed his wife, their 7-year-old son, and then himself. His […] [Read More]
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Will Bysiewicz suppress voter turnout in Bridgeport?

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The Hartford Courant’s Daniela Altimari had a fantastic news item today about Democratic Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz advising local election officials to treat any World Wrestling Entertainment clothing or other items as political paraphernalia. That means poll workers could ask voters to remove those WWE-related items from their person if within 75 feet […] [Read More]
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Speed dating with the candidates at Manchester Senior Center

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Drove up to the Hartford region and the Manchester Senior Center today to observe a meet the candidates event. I was there to catch up with one of the third party candidates running for U.S. Senate, John Mertens, for a profile. And he was there, along with a good dozen others seeking local or statewide […] [Read More]
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Who thinks WWE Smackdown will smackdown Bridgeport vote?

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Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment is proud of its “Smackdown Your Vote!” program intended to get fans involved in the election process. But Connecticut Democrats apparently fear a WWE-match scheduled for Bridgeport on Election Day will smackdown turnout in favor of former company CEO Linda McMahon’s Senate bid. As we reported tonight, it was only a […] [Read More]
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Schiff invites Blumenthal, McMahon onto radio show

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As previously reported here, former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Peter Schiff this week launched his new radio show on WNLK/WSTC in Norwalk. Schiff previously told me he hoped to take advantage of the pre-Election Day launch to invite some of the candidates on his program, including Linda McMahon, his ex-opponent in the GOP primary, and […] [Read More]
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McMahon: “Dick Blumenthal is not a bad man.”

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After hitting her opponent, Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, hard in other mailers and televised advertisements, portraying him as a lying, career politician, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon adopts a completely different attitude in her recent brochure. She gives voters, and even her opponent, some sugar. This new mailer features an attractive photo of […] [Read More]
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