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Walker: Somers “crashed the party” at Christie extravaganza

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Dave Walker wasn’t on the list. But Heather Bond Somers, one of Walker’s rivals in the GOP lieutenant governor’s race, got past the proverbial velvet rope Monday night to hobnob with Chris Christie at an exclusive fundraiser for the Connecticut Republican Party in Greenwich. And it tweaked Walker, who had been under the impression that […] [Read More]
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When is a gubernatorial debate not a gubernatorial debate?

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When you’re ahead in the polls, like Tom Foley has been in the GOP primary for governor, you tend to sacrifice public exposure, where possible missteps abound, for the sanctity of controlled TV ads and private fundraisers with friendly out-of-state polls like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Perhaps Christie had some hints for Foley yesterday […] [Read More]
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Malloy whacks Christie over gun control, White House ambitions

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WESTON — Connecticut isn’t big enough for two governors. Democratic Gov. Dannel. P. Malloy took a preemptive strike at New Jersey’s Chris Christie Monday, hours before his political nemesis is slated to visit the Constitution State to campaign for Malloy’s GOP rival Tom Foley in Greenwich. Speaking to Hearst Connecticut Media after a bill signing […] [Read More]
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Gun control protestors put out unwelcome mat for Christie in Greenwich

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They couldn’t get an audience with Chris Christie. So the New Jersey governor will get one from the Connecticut opponents of high-capacity gun magazines when Christie visits Greenwich Monday night for a GOP fundraiser — and a rude audience at that. The group Connecticut Against Gun Violence is planning to bus in demonstrators from Newtown […] [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) looks at his Blackberry as he walks to the U.S. Capitol for a series of votes in this September 20, 2012 file photo.

Murphy does Motown

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There’s a hashtag heaven for lefty bloggers — and Chris Murphy is standing at the pearly gates. Connecticut’s junior U.S. senator is flocking to Detroit for Netroots Nation, a four-day summit for progressives from the online community that gets underway Thursday night. Murphy, 40, elected to the Senate in 2012 after three terms in the […] [Read More]
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Hillary Clinton gets coy with Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

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It took “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart less than a minute and a half to turn his interview with Hillary Clinton from the former Secretary of State’s new memoir to her potential run for president in 2016. [Read More]

Walker hits the airwaves with first campaign ad

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Dave Walker is calling in his markers. Having put running mate John McKinney in a position to qualify for public funding in the governor’s race, the Republican lieutenant governor hopeful from Bridgeport commanded $40,000 for his first television ad from a joint war chest. The 30-second ad debuted on Connecticut’s four major television networks Tuesday, […] [Read More]
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Esty introduces bill for stamp to support families of fallen service members

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Esty joined Rep. Paul Cook, R-Calif. – a Vietnam War veteran and Meriden, Conn. native – to introduce the bill Friday that calls on the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp that honors military loved ones. [Read More]
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