Political Capitol

Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

Barack for appointed school board in Bridgeport, Michelle against…

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… according to the mailers I’ve received from proponents/opponents of Bridgeport’s key charter revision question on tomorrow’s ballot. Here’s an ad featuring a beaming President beside Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch sent out last month by the folks who want residents to vote “yes” for an appointed ed board: And here’s the mailer circulated over the […] [Read More]
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Murphy’s answer to McMahon’s Obama ads? Get the Prez himself.

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Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, upset some in her party last month when she launched a new television advertisement urging supporters of Democratic President Barack Obama to split the ticket and also vote for her. While Obama leads Republican rival Mitt Romney in the polls in Connecticut by different margins, some Republicans […] [Read More]
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NBC Anchor Brian Williams on flood of McMahon ads during Sandy

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The rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy were blowing outside in recent days while households were experiencing a flood of campaign advertising inside. Connecticut households with power before, during and after Sandy may have noticed that while the storm has impacted campaign activities and appearances, there was no impact on the commercials. In fact on […] [Read More]
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Malloy praises Obama, federal emergency response during Stamford stop

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On his tour of hurricane-damaged areas of the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy stopped this afternoon in his old neighborhood of Shippan Ave. in Stamford. He was met by a group of print, television and radio reporters. Malloy speaks with retiring U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, also of Stamford, on Shippan Avenue. Asked about the performance of […] [Read More]
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Push poll trying to tie Murphy to Hurricane Sandy?

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Got a call today from “Lisa” of Stonington, who did not want her last name published. She said that around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, as her family was preparing for Hurricane Sandy, she received a call from a Republican polling firm in New York called Central Research gauging her position in the race for U.S. Senate […] [Read More]
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As Sandy hits, Murphy up 6 in new Rasmussen poll

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Hurricane Sandy has obviously shaken up the final full week of the 2012 campaign season. You can’t pay attention to the news today without reading or hearing or watching some story about the impact on the presidential race. But with everyone focused on the weather, Rasmussen Reports today quietly released a new poll of the […] [Read More]
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Campaigning after Sandy

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Asked whether he will be adjusting his strategy during this final full week of the 2012 campaign because of Hurricane Sandy, Chris Murphy said he is focused on the safety of his constituents. “I’m going to make sure the people of the 5th (District) are safe,” Murphy, a United States representative running for Senate, told […] [Read More]
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Ex-WWE employees in anti-McMahon mailers just stock photos

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Over the past month AFSCME People, the political action arm of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has been mailing eye-catching campaign literature to Connecticut voters deciding between Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate. The mailers regurgitate talking points Democrats and their allies in organized labor have been […] [Read More]
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Mayor Bill Finch has some fun with Linda’s tracker

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Trackers are hired by campaigns to follow an opponent and record his or her public appearances with a video camera, hoping to capture something that can be used against them. Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy both employ trackers in their battle for the U.S. Senate. McMahon’s tracker tagged along with Murphy and his […] [Read More]
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McMahon camp tries to change narrative about Thursday night’s debate

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The folks running Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s campaign know the simplest message is the most effective. That’s why McMahon and her people continue to insist her opponent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who prior to his election to Congress missed mortgage and tax payments, must have subsequently received a special home interest line […] [Read More]
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