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Senate wannabe defies all “convention”al wisdom

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Remember Lee Whitnum, who lost the Democratic congressional primary two years ago by a landslide to Jim Himes? Not to be deterred by her less-than-stellar showing in that race — Himes got 88 percent of the vote — Whitnum decided she wanted to run for U.S. Senate this year and challenge AG Dick Blumenthal for […] [Read More]
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Malloy Responds to Q Poll

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This from the Dan Malloy camp this morning: “So much for Ned’s poll in which he claimed to be leading by 35 points; if his poll was right and the Q-poll is right that’s an 18-point drop for him.  Not great.  As for the Q-Poll, in January Dan was at 11 and Ned was at […] [Read More]
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Concluding Thoughts on the Republican Convention

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Wow. When I got the offer to be an alternate delegate from Fairfield for the GOP convention this weekend and simultaneously to blog for the Connecticut Post, I had no idea what to expect. There were definitely a few things that I learned as I shook my rookie status in Hartford among the countless memories […] [Read More]
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Rell delivers final convention speech, but Cafero gets the crowd going

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Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell delivered her final convention address as the state’s chief executive to fellow Republican delegates Friday night. During her speech, which was preceded by a glowing mini-film, Rell choked up a bit and also attempted to pump-up the faithful for the November elections. “I have a feeling it’s going to be […] [Read More]
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Boughton gets the lt. gov. nod

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By Robert Miller HARTFORD — Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton received the backing of the Republican State Convention Saturday night to be the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor in November. Boughton, now serving his fifth term as mayor of Danbury, had been the choice of current Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele to be Fedele’s running mate. When […] [Read More]
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Lt. Guv Fedele: “Sure Tom Foley’s a political outsider … if you don’t count that ambassadorship!!!”

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It’s easy to categorize wealthy Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, who today won the  Republican Party’s gubernatorial nomination, as a political outsider in Hartford compared with Lt. Governor Michael Fedele of Stamford. Fedele was also seeking the nomination and now plans to mount a primary. But Fedele laughs at the description of Foley as an outsider, […] [Read More]
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When anonymous campaign literature isn’t

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The Fairfield delegation just got passed an unmarked piece of literature attacking Lt. Gov.candidate Lenny Winkler. It starts off announcing that Foley is championing her for LG then goes on to rip Winkler. All clever enough and secretive except for the big Fedele tag the volunteer who was passing out the material was wearing. Makes […] [Read More]
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That’s a wrap: Democratic Convention comes to a close

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Democratic candidates; Kevin Lembo (comptroller), Richard Blumenthal (U.S. senator), Dannel Malloy (governor), Nancy Wyman (lt. governor), and Denise Merrill (secretary of state), gather on the stage at the conclusion of the 2010 State Democratic Convention at the Connecticut Expo in Hartford.  Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo [Read More]
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The man who polices the NYTimes weighs in on Blumenthal/’Nam coverage

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Much criticism has been leveled at the New York Times’ reporting on Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s war record and whether he mislead the public about serving in Vietnam when he was stateside in the Marine Corps Reserves during the war. Critics have argued, based on some additional reporting by members of the Connecticut press corps, myself […] [Read More]
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Lembo scores in comptroller’s race

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Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo By Bill Cummings HARTFORD — Kevin Lembo, the state’s health care advocate and a Guilford resident, secured the Democratic endorsement to run for comptroller Saturday during the state convention. State Rep. Tom  Reynolds and Waterbury Mayor Micheal Jarjura gained enough votes to qualify for a primary. Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto dropped […] [Read More]
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