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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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When McMahon offered an olive branch to Schiff

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I’ve been meaning to blog this since last night, when Linda McMahon won the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. McMahon during her victory speech took a few moments to acknowledge her opponents, including celebrity economist Peter Schiff, many of whose delegates switched support to her when it became clear there man had no chance of […] [Read More]
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Corey Brinson adds a little diversity to GOP

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It’s no secret that the floor at the Republican nominating convention is a sea of white faces. So Corey Brinson, a black lawyer from Bloomfield, stands out. Brinson today was vying for the GOP nomination for Secretary of the State. Prior to the vote – which he ultimately lost to state Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell – […] [Read More]
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Flatto drops out

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Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo By Bill Cummings HARTFORD — Fairfield First Selectman Ken Flatto dropped out of the race for the Democratic endorsement for comptroller as the first ballot was under way Saturday. “I have decided to release my delegates and ask them to do what I’m going to do and cast my ballot for Kevin […] [Read More]
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Merrill is triumphant

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Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo By Bill Cummings HARTFORD — Democratic State Rep. Denise Merrill, a House majority leader who has served in the Legislature for 17 years, won a close victory Saturday to capture the endorsement for secretary of state, beating challenger and State Sen. Jonathan Harris of West Hartford 966 to 826. In accepting her nomination, Merrill, […] [Read More]
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Oz Griebel plans to primary his as … er … his butt off

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Hartford businessman Oz Griebel did not secure the Republican Party’s gubernatorial nomination this afternoon but will mount a primary against the official candidate – Greenwich millionaire Tom Foley. Speaking to reporters afterward about his chances, Griebel said he felt “really good about the momentum” but added “I’ve got to work my a– off.” Senate Minority […] [Read More]
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It’s all about stamina

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So you may wonder who exactly comes to these conventions. At least I did when I started trying to figure out how candidates got on the ballot. But the non-scientific answer is that the people who come here are the super motivated sorts. Sure, for some people it is there jobs to come to the […] [Read More]
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