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DOJ sending voting observers to 23 states

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With Election Day only four days off, the Justice Department is planning to send 780 observers to polls in 23 states including Texas, California and New York. [Read More]

U.S. Rep. Himes, challenger Obsitnik, stage their final tete-a-tete

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Before about 100 people in Bridgeport’s Holiday Inn this morning, Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik of Westport and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Greenwich held the last of their 4th District debates. Only three were held, because of the cancellation of last Sunday’s League of Women Voters debate in Wilton. But this one, sponsored by the […] [Read More]

Media bias? Study finds that Romney has received more favorable coverage than Obama since first debate

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As Romney gained in the polls in the aftermath of the Denver debate, he got substantially more favorable media coverage. Obama’s coverage suddenly became more negative. Nearly three times as many Obama-related stories had a negative tone than a positive one. [Read More]

Murphy’s answer to McMahon’s Obama ads? Get the Prez himself.

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Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, upset some in her party last month when she launched a new television advertisement urging supporters of Democratic President Barack Obama to split the ticket and also vote for her. While Obama leads Republican rival Mitt Romney in the polls in Connecticut by different margins, some Republicans […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Voices of the West: Seems like there’s more Republicans in Nevada this time (VIDEO)

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Sparks, NV – Nevada is one swing state that is still very much in play. Look at the polls. Both tickets have passed through there in recent days and will continue stopping by Reno and Vegas through Tuesday. While we recently were catting around in the all-important Washoe County — home of Reno and Sparks [...] [Read More]

Bloomberg buy brings 5th district race past $16 million mark

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More than $2 million of independent expenditures has been funneled this week into the 5th Congressional District battle between state Sen. Andrew Roraback, a Republican, and his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Esty – making it the  fourth most expensive congressional race in the country, according to OpenSecrets.org, and one of the most expensive in the state’s […] [Read More]
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5 hits and 5 misses on the campaign trail, Oct. 29-Nov. 2

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Hits: 1. Bipartisanship in a crisis. What a concept. Rush Limbaugh derided it as “man love,” but what we actually saw with Barack Obama and Chris Christie in  New Jersey was the way things are supposed to work. Politics and party should be subordinated to the work at hand when the country faces a crisis. [...] [Read More]
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Voices of the West: What gay marriage supporters in WA learned from Prop 8 (VIDEO)

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Tacoma, WA — Just spent some time in Washington state, which appears poised to legalize same sex marriage and marijuana. Gay marriage supporters learned a lot from the missteps made by like-minded Californians during the 2008 Proposition 8 battle. Here is state Rep. Laurie Jinkins — the first openly lesbian member of Washington’s legislature — [...] [Read More]
Categories: same-sex marriage

Voices of the West: Fighting gay marriage in Washington (VIDEO)

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Snohomish, WA — Was just in Washington state where the polls say that voters are about to legalize same sex marriage. Our stories on our trip are here and here. While there, spent some time with some opponent of the same sex marriage measure up in Snohomish County– a swing suburban Seattle county. Talk about [...] [Read More]

New jobs report means little to Tuesday’s election (VIDEO)

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The new monthly jobs report is out — unemployment ticks up to 7.9 percent as 171,000 jobs were created — and here’s what it will mean politically to Tuesday’s election: Bupkis. As we wrote last month when Team Obama was spinning cartwheels over the unemployment rate dropping below 8 percent for the first time since [...] [Read More]