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Himes won in suburbs, too

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In addition to winning in the cities, US Rep Jim Himes also beat Republican Steve Obsitnik in Shelton, Ridgefield, Trumbull, Monroe, Westport, Weston and Fairfield [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Political pundits offer their views about election

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Bill O’Reilly, Mike Buckabee, Al Gore and Chris Matthews all had scathing statements about the election and the process of casting votes. [Read More]
Categories: General

NBC, Fox News call election for Obama

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NBC News has called the 2012 presidential election for President Obama. So has Fox News. After both networks called Ohio for Obama, they brought the gavel down on 2012. Virginia, Nevada and Florida were still to be called, according to Fox, but Mitt Romney’s last path to 270 electoral votes was gone. Lead Fox anchor [...] [Read More]

Video: Murphy declares victory, McMahon concedes

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Categories: General

Michigan man votes after being revived at the polls

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Apparently, the dead can vote. [Read More]
Categories: Polls

LGBT milestone: Tammy Baldwin first openly gay U.S. senator

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In what could be the first of what could be several LGBT milestones tonight, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, is projected to be the first openly lesbian U.S. senator. She did it by defeating Tommy Thompson, the former four-term Wisconsin GOP governor and former George W. Bush cabinet member who is immensely popular in the Badger [...] [Read More]
Categories: LGBT, same-sex marriage

True the Vote’s impact said to be negligible

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Civil rights lawyers on Tuesday said the national poll-watching effort of Houston-based True the Vote had fizzled even as the organization’s founder, Catherine Engelbrecht, said it was still responding to a deluge of complaints. [Read More]

Who’s watching what in Stamford?

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Most of the numbers are in for the local races, indicating who the new school board members, state representatives and senators will be. But the presidential election could last all night, and is commanding the attention of the politically enthusiastic at Stamford’s political headquarters. I’m sitting at the GOP Headquarters on East Main Street, were […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Razor thin Florida results could force recount

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The tight margin predicted in Florida is proving to be true. [Read More]
Categories: Obama

Early calls: House stays Republican; MI, WI, PA go Obama

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi isn’t going to be House speaker again any time soon. Several networks say the House will stay in Republican hands, stalling Pelosi’s “Drive for 25″ seats campaign to take back the House. When Pelosi appeared before the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board a few weeks back, she walked us district by district [...] [Read More]