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Joltin’ Joe…the other one

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What are the chances that Joe Lieberman, Bill O’Reilly, Keith Olbermann and Henry Kissinger would all be at the same Yankees game on a Monday night, with Dustin Moseley pitching for the Bombers against the Oakland A’s? Hell has not frozen over. They’re not sitting together. But they are at the stadium, and the YES […] [Read More]
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Tell me who you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are

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We put U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., on the spot Friday about President Obama’s September fundraising trip to Connecticut. “The president is always welcome in Fairfield County,” Himes said to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers via e-mail. Himes’ comment is 180-degrees from a warning to Obama not to come here by former Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman John Droney, […] [Read More]
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Another former WWE wrestler dead

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A variety of online news outlets are reporting that former World Wrestling Entertainment star Gertrude “Luna” Vachon died Friday morning in Florida at age 48.  ”World Wrestling Entertainment has been made aware of the passing of Gertrude (Luna) Vachon. WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Vachon family,” WWE said in a statement, according to […] [Read More]
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Senate race garnering international, animated attention

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Linda McMahon kicks ass and takes names. At least in an animated short from Next Media, a Hong Kong based company who produced the piece for Taiwanese broadcast. These are the folks who brought you the the animated reenactment of Tiger Woods’ car crash, which went viral soon after showing up online. Since then they’ve […] [Read More]
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Simmons considered independent run

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Rob Simmons, who failed to defeat Republican U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon in today’s GOP primary, said tonight he considered continuing his battle to return to Congress (he’s a former U.S. Representative from Stonington) as a third-party, independent candidate. Simmons said he analyzed U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman’s 2006 bid. Lieberman of Stamford that year lost […] [Read More]
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The Elephant in the Room

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Here’s a parting image from the media work room at McMahon’s Cromwell HQ. The GOP Senate primary winner is scheduled to be on the talk show circuit Wednesday morning, with appearances on NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS’ “The Early Show.” [Read More]
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3,000 miles from Vince

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Notably absent in all the Linda McMahon hoopla tonight was her controversial husband, Vince. The campaign says Vince is on the road every Monday and Tuesday, taping Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. SmackDown was in San Jose tonight. That’s about as far away you can get from Connecticut. Wonder what’s going to happen Nov. 2? […] [Read More]
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Caliguiri wins in Waterbury

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State Sen. Sam Caliguiri carried the vote in his hometown of Waterbury. The vote breakdown in Waterbury: Caliguiri: 959; Greenberg: 158; Bernier: 232 The AP and major news networks have called Caliguiri as the winner of the 5th congressional district race. Caliguiri still has not arrived at his election party in Waterbury. [Read More]
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Brookfield RTC reacts to results

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BROOKFIELD – The Republican Town Committee gathered at chairman Marty Flynn’s house to watch the primary results come in. “The majority of us supported Rob Simmons, so we were disapointed about that,” Flynn said. “But the majority of us also supported Martha Dean, so we were happy about that.  And we’re pleased to see Ned […] [Read More]
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Caliguiri still leading 5th congressional district race

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Although still waiting on results from Meriden, Waterbury and New Britain, 5th Congressional District candidate Sam Caliguiri said he was ahead in the race. The latest numbers, culled from 26 towns, are: Caliguiri: 8842; Greenberg: 6442; Bernier: 6708 [Read More]
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