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Malloy Proposes Plan to Expand Services for Autism

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   Dannel Malloy, the Democratic candidate for governot, this morning appeared in a New Britain news conference to offer a program of expanded services for families with autistic members. Here’s the news release:  ”Democratic nominees for Governor and Lt. Governor Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman today announced a proposal for addressing autism needs in Connecticut, […] [Read More]
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One size fits all barn jackets? Scott Brown to stump for Foley

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  What is all of a sudden a tight race for governor is about to have its Orvis moment. Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown will campaign for GOP gubernatorial contender Tom Foley at an Oct. 9 rally in Glastonbury, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned. Brown defied the odds with his upset of Democratic Attorney General Martha […] [Read More]
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What questions would you like to ask Foley and Malloy?

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Separated by just three points in the latest Quinnipiac University gubernatorial poll, Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy will go mano-a-mano Friday at a gubernatorial debate hosted by the Greenwich and Stamford chambers of commerce at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Among the media sponsors of the hour-long luncheon debate are The Advocate and Greenwich […] [Read More]
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Malloy, Foley race now “too close to call,” poll says

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Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, once substantially behind in the governor’s race, now has 42 percent to Democrat Dan Malloy’s 45 percent, making the race too close to call, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. This compares to a 50-41 percent Malloy lead in a Sept. 15 likely voter survey by the […] [Read More]
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McMahon nearly even with Blumenthal in latest poll

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Republican Linda McMahon, capitalizing on voter anger with government, has drawn within 3 percentage points of Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the U.S. Senate race, the latest Quinnipiac University Poll has found. McMahon now trails just 49- 46 percent, compared to the 6-point Blumenthal lead in a Sept. 14 survey of likely voters. In the latest […] [Read More]
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Tales from the rope line

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Just got off the phone with a source — the person shall remain unnamed — who met President Obama along the rope line at the end of Thursday’s fundraiser for Dick Blumenthal in Stamford. Tickets were $1,000 per person. Photo ops with the POTUS cost extra — $12,400. Let’s just say that my source didn’t […] [Read More]
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Credit given where credit is due

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The pols inevitably get most if not all of the ink when the president comes to town, and when they don’t, the celebs do. But the members of the president’s security detail — the Secret Service, Greenwich cops and State Police — deserve a mention. Most people never get to see the yeomen’s work that […] [Read More]
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Reflections on the last Obama visit to Greenwich

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The last time Barack Obama was in Greenwich for a fundraiser was in May 2007, when he was an Illinois senator and Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed to have the inside track toward the Democratic nomination for president. Obama visited the Conyers Farm estate — sound familiar — of Allan Houston, the highest paid player in […] [Read More]
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Millionaire’s club: Obama to rake in $1 million

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A Democratic National Committee source confirmed to us that President Obama is expected to raise $1 million tonight at a an oh-so “private” dinner tonight in backcountry Greenwich. The price per plate tonight: $30,400, the max donation allowed — per the DNC. As far as who is here and what they’re eating — it’s up […] [Read More]
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McMahon gives Obama a wide berth — 100 miles and 6 counties

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As if you expected Republican Linda McMahon to leave the lights on in her Conyers Farm estate tonight for President Obama, who is visiting the heavily-fortified enclave for a $30,000-per-plate fundraiser for her Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal. Couldn’t help but notice McMahon’s campaign itinerary is taking her to Willimantic for a Spanish-American Merchant’s Association meet-and-greet […] [Read More]
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