Political Capitol

Brian Lockhart covers the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford

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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Why Linda frustrates the Tea Party or “Everybody is flailing trying to figure out who Linda McMahon is.”

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As much as Democrat Chris Murphy wants to tie Linda McMahon, his Republican opponent for the U.S. Senate, to the Tea Party, she doesn’t make it too easy. For every example the Murphy folks have of McMahon seemingly kissing up to the more right-leaning members of the Connecticut GOP (like saying at a Tea Party […] [Read More]
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Wait, who’s the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate?

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Unaffiliated voters, meet Linda McMahon. Some of you may have heard she’s the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Don’t be fooled. You haven’t seen her latest campaign mailer, directed right at you. The term “Republican” appears once, and even then as almost an afterthought. “Linda wants to go to Washington and work with Independents, Democrats […] [Read More]
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Coming to a theater near you!: Moses!

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Not this Moses. This Moses. [Read More]
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Maybe Linda McMahon needs to avoid questions at Tea Party events…

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The Huffington Post tonight is reporting on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s “little noticed” remarks made at a Tea Party event in Waterford in April about Social Security. According to the report, McMahon made a vague reference to a Social Security Act “sunset provision” when asked about strengthening Social Security and Medicare. It’s the […] [Read More]
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PPP poll cuts Murphy tiny bit of slack after brutal month

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Sometimes narrative is everything in political campaigns. And for a few weeks now the narrative about the race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut has been that Republican Linda McMahon has made Democrat Chris Murphy her… um… there’s a term I’m searching for… tip of my tongue… Well, the narrative has been McMahon’s run a really […] [Read More]
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