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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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Garcia Makes Primary, Drops out of Second Round Balloting to Throw Support to Harris

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Volunteers with the Gerry Garcia campaign pass out  Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in the parking lot at the 2010 State Democratic Convention at the Connecticut Expo in Hartford.  Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff photo After a first-round ballot that found all three candidates qualifying for the primary, Gerry Garcia of New Haven, a late-arriving hopeful for secretary […] [Read More]

Democratic intrigue

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HARTFORD – A big-city push is brewing in the race for the Democratic endorsement for comptroller, the job now held by Nancy Wyman, who was nominated to run for lieutenant governor.  Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura, a candidate for comptroller, said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano are helping him move delegates his […] [Read More]
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Merrill leads, but falls short of majority

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HARTFORD — Democrats are moving to the second ballot for secretary of state following a first ballot that failed to deliver a majority for one of the three candidates for the office. Denise Merrill won comfortably, with 44 percent of the vote, over  Gerry Garcia and Johnathan Harris. However, a candidate must receive over 50 percent, plus […] [Read More]
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Foley gets endorsement

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By Brian Lockhart HARTFORD — Wealthy business executive Tom Foley pulled out a narrow win over Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele of Stamford in the contest for the Republican endorsement for governor. The pair will be joined by Hartford businessman Oz Griebel in a three-way primary in August. Foley had won a plurality of delegates’ votes Saturday after […] [Read More]
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