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London Calling? NFL VP: Foreign Super Bowl venue “possible”

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Paul Hicks III, executive vice president of communications and government relations for the National Football League, tells Hearst Connecticut Newspapers that the proposition of London hosting a future Super Bowl is not out of the question. “It’s possible, but there’s so many cities in the U.S. that are qualified, that have the proper facilies and […] [Read More]
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Meek says he raised $230,000

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Chris Meek, a Republican candidate in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District, says his 4th quarter fundraising report will show a total of $230,000 raised. Meek, one of two declared Republicans hoping to unseat Democratic Rep. Jim Himes, says the report shows his candidacy is attracting strong support. He noted in a statement that he has received […] [Read More]
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Chris Shays helped head off 1997 coup that targeted Newt

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In Washington, “The Hill” this morning reported on the 1997 Republican coup that almost toppled then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. A small group of GOP lawmakers were ready to side with minority Democrats to remove Gingrich. Here’s the article: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/207565-1997-coup-is-talk-of-2012-primary-race J.C. Watts recalls it in his biography: http://books.google.com/books?id=i1p2Z5KAhjEC&pg=PA210&lpg=PA210&dq=%22chris+shays%22+gingrich+coup&source=bl&ots=MZuLJ6t5DU&sig=nqe6rM9euEM1II52NvHyll9VHjg&hl=en#v=onepage&q=%22chris%20shays%22%20gingrich%20coup&f=false Former long-time 4th District U.S. Rep. […] [Read More]

Tong releases 4th quarter Senate campaign $$$

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State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford, raised $160,000 in the last quarter of 2011 and has roughly $300,000 cash-on-hand, according to a statement from his campaign for U.S. Senate. For those keeping track, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, who also wants the nomination, announced this week that her Senate campaign raised “over $273,000 and has cash on […] [Read More]
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Which campaign will be first to exploit Grott & Weigel closing?

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You just know politicians are dying to figure out how they can turn the Grote & Weigel sausage company closing to their advantage during this election year where the focus is on jobs/the economy. So which local pol or congressional candidate is going to be the first to let the dogs out, so to speak? R.I.P delicious […] [Read More]
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Refried beans: Chelsea Lately lampoons taco mayor

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Can you spot the celebrities in campaign finance reports?

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Those of us who spend election years sifting through candidates’ campaign finance reports know that special thrill of stumbling over celebrity, semi-celebrity and/or pseudo-celebrity donors. Here are some discoveries I made this afternoon… Saturday Night Live alum Jane Curtin of Sharon gave a small amount – $250 – of her Conehead cash to Democratic state House Speaker Chris Donovan’s bid to […] [Read More]
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Shays says he can take a punch, but from Iron Mike?

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WWE (formerly World Wrestling Entertainment) is inducting Iron Mike Tyson in its 2012 Hall of Fame class, an honor that will be bestowed upon the former heavyweight boxing champ-turned-Hangover star during WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami at the end of March. The Stamford-based wrestling conglomerate ballyhooed Tyson’s selection today on its website. No word yet on […] [Read More]
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Dems rebuke Meek and Obsitnik over missing financials

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State Democratic Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo today accused Republicans Steve Obsitnik and Chris Meek, both declared candidates in the 4th Congressional District represented by Democrat Jim Himes of Greenwich, of failing to file personal financial disclosure statements with the House Clerk in a timely fashion. “Either these guys think the rules don’t apply to them, or […] [Read More]
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Sen. Blumenthal’s old campaign manager back in familiar territory

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In 2010 Mindy Myers helped then-Attorney General Richard Blumenthal portray his opponent for U.S. Senate – Republican Linda McMahon – as a wealthy, out-of-touch candidate using her own fortune to try and buy public office. In terms of public service, Blumenthal had McMahon beat, having served as the state’s popular chief civil lawyer for two […] [Read More]
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