Daily Archive for May 12th, 2012

: May 12th, 2012

Local pols out in force

No shortage of local officials at the Democratic Party convention at Central Connecticut State University Saturday. Most were solidly in the Murphy camp. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, a former state
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Matthew Oakes may back Murphy, Whitnum’s a no show

Underdog U.S. Senate candidate Matthew Oakes of East Hartford got one vote at Saturday’s Democratic Convention. Oakes going into the event knew U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy was “the chosen one” and that he
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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, at Democratic convention says city will commemorate the late Margaret E. Morton

Finch said that the Bridgeport City Hall Annex – for those of a certain age the former Read’s Department Store – will be named after the late Sen. Margaret E. Morton, who recently died.
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No mention of Bysiewicz

In his acceptance remarks, Chris Murphy avoided any mention of Susan Bysiewicz, who plans to contest him in a Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate nomination. He did, however, point to his 3-to-1
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Blumenthal warns delegates of McMahon’s millions

Sen. Richard Blumenthal fired up the delegates to the State Democratic Party convention in New Britain by reminding them of the “$50 million negative attack machine” that Republican candidate Linda
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Bysiewicz not “arrogant enough” to think convention vote matters

Responding to U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s comments today’s Democratic Convention will send her a strong message to, essentially, drop her bid for U.S. Senate and endorse his, Susan Bysiewicz said: “I am
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Bridgeport delegation is ensconced a nine-iron from the stage

Bridgeport’s 78 delegates have been parked in the cheap seats in the Kaiser Gymnasium because they backed Ned Lamont in the 2010 gubernatorial primary.
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Murphy says Dem Convention will “send message” to Susan B.

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who is expected to easily walk away from today’s Democratic Convention with the nomination for U.S. Senate, just told reporters at the event he expects the party will send
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1,842 Democratic delegates in New Britain for US Senate nominations

Susan Bysiewicz, the former secretary of the state, seems poised to gather the 15 percent needed to force an August with 5th District US Rep. Chris Murphy. After the scheduled 9 o’clock gavel at
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