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Was Dick Morris jilted by the McMahon campaign?

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Hell hath no fury like a political consultant scorned. But was Dick Morris jilted by the McMahon campaign? That’s how one person familiar with the context of the relationship between Morris and McMahon framed it, saying that Morris approached McMahon last year to do paid consulting work and was turned down. The person requested anonymity […] [Read More]
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Oops: Whitnum confuses Kirsten Gillibrand for Carolyn McCarthy

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Jonathan Gillibrand, the husband of New York’s junior Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, is alive and kickin’, we are pleased to report. Sunday talk show viewers might have come away with a different impression following Democrat Lee Whitnum’s appearance on “Face the State” with Dennis House. Whitnum, who is running for Senate here in Connecticut for […] [Read More]
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Shays gets seal of approval of Dick Morris, who dubs McMahon “radioactive”

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GOP Senate contender Christopher Shays has enlisted the help of Dick Morris, a veteran GOP political strategist and one-time Clinton adviser who lives in Redding. Morris filmed a testimonial for Shays that the former congressman posted on his campaign website today. In it, the Fox News analyst urges Republicans to pick Shays over GOP rival […] [Read More]
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Donovan goes negative on Esty for refusing negative ad pact

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House Speaker Chris Donovan’s, D-Meriden campaign for the 5th Congressional District nomination Sunday called upon his opponents to lay down their arms and join in a voluntary ”no negativity” agreement. The Care Bears Donovan issued the call in a press release reprinted below and also at a forum in Southbury, where the idea originated with that […] [Read More]
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In light of arrest, Donovan/Murphy to donate Vaccaro’s $$$

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The Hartford Courant today reported Donald Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork Inc., was arrested at an Oscars party last night and charged with a second-degree hate crime, second-degree threatening, breach of peace, first-degree criminal trespass and interfering with police. Vaccaro’s a somewhat controversial figure who gained a bit more notoriety last year when his company was among the […] [Read More]
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A weekend off? Ha! Malloy out of town, again, this time for the NGA.

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 Governor Dannel P. Malloy is out of state this weekend for the 2012 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting in the District of Columbia. On Saturday, he’ll attend the opening session, “Growing State Economies,” at 11 o’clock in the Marriott on Pennsylvania Avenue. Policy wonks in the crowd and if you’re reading this you are guilty, guilty, guilty, can watch it […] [Read More]

Dropkick Murphy: GOP’s Westby calls on Senate frontrunner to bow out

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Kie Westby, a Republican State Central Committee member from Southbury who is running for U.S. Senate, released this video today calling on Congressman Chris Murphy, D-5th District, the frontrunner in the race, to drop out and resign his seat in the House. Westby’s contention is that Murphy is usurping the First Amendment of the Constitution […] [Read More]
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Must see TV? Not so fast on Shays vs. McMahon NBC debate

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Sarah Palin is so 2008. But what about a Tiny Fey impersonation of Linda McMahon? Heck, the  comedienne might need to sit in for McMahon altogether at the rate things are going with the scheduling of a supposed April 12 debate between the GOP candidates for U.S. Senate on NBC Connecticut HD. Former Congressman Christopher […] [Read More]
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$earch engine: former Google lobbyist stumps for McMahon

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Rick Murphy, who runs a government relations firm — that’s Washington-speak for lobbyist — steps from Capitol Hill is hosting a March 19 fundraising reception for GOP Senate hopeful Linda McMahon at his DC townhouse. A former  senior staff member for Senator Judd Gregg, R-N.H., Murphy has hosted numerous fundraisers for Republican types, from Senate […] [Read More]
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ATM withdrawal: Romney to return to Connecticut

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Mitt Romney is parachuting into Connecticut’s Gold Coast — again. Once considered a lock to win the Republican presidential nomination, an outcome that is now somewhat in question because of hard-charging Rick Santorum, Romney is scheduled to visit the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa for a March 14 fundraiser, according to multiple sources in the […] [Read More]
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