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Local pols out in force

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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 senator: “I worked with Chris Murphy in the Senate for many years when he was the leader in health care reform at the very beginning […] [Read More]
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Matthew Oakes may back Murphy, Whitnum’s a no show

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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 was not going to come close to earning enough support to qualify for a primary. So what now? Oakes said he has […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, at Democratic convention says city will commemorate the late Margaret E. Morton

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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. [Read More]
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No mention of Bysiewicz

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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 margin as a “resounding” victory. [Read More]
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Blumenthal warns delegates of McMahon’s millions

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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 McMahon waged against him in the 2010 senatorial campaign. McMahon is one of the two leading candidates to be the GOP standard-bearer in the election […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz not “arrogant enough” to think convention vote matters

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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 not arrogant enough to believe a tiny percentage of the electorate would make a better decision than the Democratic voters of this state.” […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport delegation is ensconced a nine-iron from the stage

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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. [Read More]
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Murphy says Dem Convention will “send message” to Susan B.

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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 opponent Susan Bysiewicz “a pretty strong message” members want unity. The ex-Secretary of the State is anticipated to receive the necessary 15 […] [Read More]
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1,842 Democratic delegates in New Britain for US Senate nominations

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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 Central Connecticut State University’s Kaiser Gymnasium, delegates are still slowly drifting in. [Read More]
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