Monthly Archive for September, 2012
Mitt Romney’s campaign woes have taken a toll on Republican candidates in Democratic-leaning or swing states. Polls show that some Republicans who had been running ahead of Democratic opponents have now slipped into tight contests, while others who had been surging around Labor Day have now dropped behind. The impact of Romney’s struggles is not Read More
DARIEN — Despite a sizable Secret Service detail here for Paul Ryan, members of Woodway Country Club in Darien are still managing to squeeze in a round.
There’s been a lot of media attention lately focused on Republican candidates who are distancing themselves from struggling presidential nominee Mitt Romney. But Mitt Romney’s not the only presidential candidate who made turn out to be toxic for some of his own party’s candidates. Barack Obama’s lack of popularity in Republican-leaning states is endangering some Read More
The Obama administration has flailed on the issue of the deadly Libya consular attack that claimed the life of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. They have been slow to recognize that the attack was distinct from the protesting street mobs, and Republicans, desperate to seize on anything that could look like a big mistake by the administration, are claiming a conspiracy and a coverup.
The Democratic National Committee’s “Rapid Response Team” just sent an email to state reporters announcing a conference call this morning that will use US Rep. Paul Ryan’s imminent fundraising visit, to criticize the national GOP agenda. Featured in the reporters’ call challenging the GOP’s vice presidential candidate will be US Rep. Chris Murphy, in a Read More
Unaffiliated voters, meet Linda McMahon. Some of you may have heard she’s the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. Don’t be fooled. You haven’t seen her latest campaign mailer, directed right at you. The term “Republican” appears once, and even then as almost an afterthought. “Linda wants to go to Washington and work with Independents, Democrats Read More
Not this Moses. This Moses.
The Huffington Post tonight is reporting on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s “little noticed” remarks made at a Tea Party event in Waterford in April about Social Security. According to the report, McMahon made a vague reference to a Social Security Act “sunset provision” when asked about strengthening Social Security and Medicare. It’s the Read More
The Supreme Court today ruled that since Republican Tom Foley got more votes than Democrat Dannel Malloy in the 2010 gubernatorial election – Malloy won with the margin provided by those voting on the Working Families Partyline – the GOP gets the top of the ballot in this fall’s elections. Here’s the response from Secretary Read More
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill marked National Voter Registration Day Tuesday by heralding the registration of nearly 90,000 new Connecticut voters since January 1. Young voters in the 18-29 age bracket represented the largest group of fresh registrations (39,277) while new unaffiliated voters (39,602) led Democrats (30,736) far ahead of Republicans (17,115). There are Read More