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Jim Himes: Stay thirsty, my friends

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., certainly isn’t shy when it comes to Twitter. This post from Tuesday caught my eye: “Headed to Distilled Spirits Council reception. Happy to support Diageo in my district, but staff nervous about further tweeting tonight.” [Read More]
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Picketers target McMahon campaign HQ

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    Linda McMahon got a surprise visit from some uninvited guests around lunchtime today at her West Harford campaign headquarters. Members of the Connecticut Working Families Party, the Service Employees International Union and Connecticut Citizen Action Group staged a protest over comments the Republican Senate candidate made in a recent interview with the New […] [Read More]
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Chester Selectman Tom Marsh, getting No Traction as GOP Gubernatorial Hopeful, Will Run as Indie

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This just in from Chester First Selectman Tom Marsh, whose imminent departure from the GOP gubernatorial field will reduce it to seven, if you count Scott Merrell of Norwalk, who’s registered but is essentially not campaiginging. Here’s Marsh’s release: “Chester, Connecticut — April 22, 2010 — Tom Marsh will be holding a news conference on […] [Read More]
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Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele Unveils “Jobs” Plan

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This release from Fedele, who is running for the GOP gubernatorial candidacy: “Today I announced my detailed, comprehensive plan to rebuild Connecticut’s economy, to create new jobs and to fix our business climate.  As you will see, my plan offers specific, focused solutions to change our economic direction and start creating new jobs. It’s no […] [Read More]
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Glassman, Sporting Her UConn Pedigree, Will Unveil Education Plan at Debate

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Here’s this morning’s news release from Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glass, a Democratic gubernatorial hopeful, in advance of this afternoon’s candidate forums on the campus of the UConn Law School: “One candidate at today’s Gubernatorial debate at the UConn School of Law will have no trouble finding the Reading Room in Starr Hall. The only […] [Read More]
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Lamont Joins Malloy in Criticizing Rell’s Early Retirement Plan

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  Ned Lamont, the Greenwich millionaire who’s running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, has also weighed in a Gov. Rell’s proposed early retirement plan, which was discussed yesterday in a leadership meeting with House and Senate leaders. Here’s the release:  “ Businessman and Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont released the following statement on Governor Rell’s announcement of […] [Read More]
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McKinney Announces…..for Re-election.

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 Veteran state Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield, announced Tuesday that he’ll seek a seventh term. Here’s his news release:   “John McKinney today announced his candidacy for re-election to the State Senate promising an agenda that will continue to focus on job creation and fiscal responsibility. McKinney, who represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown and Weston in the […] [Read More]
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Malloy Tells Rell She Should Leave State Government Like Walking in the Forest: Don’t Leave a Sign

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Dan Malloy, the former Stamford mayor running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, said Gov. Rell’s announcement that she would push for another early retirement plan to help balance next year’s budget, is ill-conceived. Here’s his news release:  “Democratic candidate for Governor and former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy today responded to news that Governor Rell has […] [Read More]
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Lamont Says He Has The Valley Locked Up

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Ned Lamont, the former Greenwich selectman and failed 2006 Democratic Senate candidate, just issued this list of endorsements for governor.    ”Today, Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont announced support for his campaign from fifteen elected officials in Seymour, Ansonia, and Derby. Lamont has been visiting with Democrats across the state, discussing his plan to […] [Read More]
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Malloy Says He’s 4/5th of the way to Public Financing Cash

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Dan Malloy’s campaign just released this: “After raising more than $100,000 in qualifying contributions in the month of March alone, the Dan Malloy for Governor campaign’s strong fundraising efforts have continued into April.  The campaign announced today that it has now passed $200,000 in total qualifying contributions towards Connecticut’s Citizens’ Election Program.  To qualify for […] [Read More]
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