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Christopher Shays needs an Ivan Drago moment. The Senate campaign of the ex-GOP congressman is invoking Rocky Balboa in its latest appeal to GOP primary voters. You heard that correctly, “Rocky.” No, you won’t see Shays flipping over tires or running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The architects of Shays’ comeback […] [Read More]
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McMahon goes full bore on unemployment, Murphy in new ad

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Primary day is exactly two weeks away. But who’s counting? Not Linda McMahon. Way ahead of her primary opponent Christopher Shays in the polls and in cash, McMahon is allocating her resources for would-be general election foe Christopher Murphy, including her latest television ad. The 30-second spot, released today by McMahon’s Senate campaign, seeks to […] [Read More]
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Cafero on McKinney’s call for Donovan probe: Lots of ?s about process

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This afternoon state Sen. John McKinney, R-Fairfield, called for the creation of a special legislative inquiry panel to investigate the ongoing campaign finance scandal surrounding House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional bid. It’s common for McKinney and GOP colleague House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, R-Norwalk, to hold joint press conferences on various issues. So when they don’t […] [Read More]
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Jabs, agreement, in 5th District

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The four Republican candidates in last night’s 5th Congressional District debate at Brookfield High School agreed on a whole lot. As Bob Miller writes: They said they favor lower taxes and less government spending and less government in general. They said they oppose government regulations on businesses. They said they don’t like Gov. Dannel P. […] [Read More]
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Senate debate replay

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Missed last night’s Democratic Senate debate between Chris Murphy and Susan Bysiewicz? You can watch a replay of the debate here via WTNH: Candidates face off in democratic senate debate 2012 [Read More]
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Live coverage: 5th District GOP debate

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The four candidates vying for the Republican nomination in the state’s 5th Congressional District — Andrew Roarback, Lisa Wilson-Foley, Justin Bernier and Mark Greenberg — will meet tonight for a debate at 6:30 p.m. at Brookfield High School. News-Times and Hearst Connecticut Media Group reporter Dirk Perrefort, Journal Register group editor Matt DeRienzo, Brookfield Patch […] [Read More]
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Live coverage: Senate debate

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Democratic Senate candidates Chris Murphy and Susan Bysiewicz, who debated earlier this month in a Bridgeport forum co-sponsored by Hearst Connecticut Media Group, are back at it tonight in a debate in New London. You can watch the debate — co-sponsored by WTNH-TV and The Day of New London — right here at 7 p.m. [Read More]
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Esty focus of negative attacks

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Democratic congressional candidate and former state Rep.  Elizabeth Esty has been the subject of several attacks in recent days with less than three weeks to go before the Aug. 14 primary. In a mailer distributed in the district this week, Kent resident Dan Roberti claims Esty is “another Hartford politician with an ethics problem.” Roberti, […] [Read More]
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New Roberti ad targets Donovan scandal, takes swipe at Esty

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Democrat Dan Roberti, who is competing with endorsed candidate House Speaker Chris Donovan, D-Meriden, and ex-state Rep. Elizabeth Esty in a primary in the 5th Congressional District, today released what you’ve got to admit is a creative ad. The spot takes a shot at the ongoing investigation into contributions to Donovan’s campaign. Gotta love the […] [Read More]
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Report: More arrests coming in Donovan probe

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With the Democratic and Republican primaries less than three weeks away in the 5th Congressional district, the campaign of former House Speaker Chris Donovan could be in for another rocky stretch. According to a report from  the Hartford Courant, the FBI is expected to make more arrests today in a probe focusing on contributions made […] [Read More]
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