Monthly Archive for January, 2012

: January, 2012

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

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

Meek says he raised $230,000

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

Chris Shays helped head off 1997 coup that targeted Newt

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

Tong releases 4th quarter Senate campaign $$$

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

Which campaign will be first to exploit Grott & Weigel closing?

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.

Refried beans: Chelsea Lately lampoons taco mayor

Can you spot the celebrities in campaign finance reports?

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

Shays says he can take a punch, but from Iron Mike?

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

Dems rebuke Meek and Obsitnik over missing financials

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

Sen. Blumenthal’s old campaign manager back in familiar territory

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