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The Tweetelection: Obama had more than just the ground game in his favor

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President Barack Obama might have won yesterday’s election thanks to his ground game, but the 44th president also dominated the race on social media. [Read More]

Tea party bashes Romney, vows comeback

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The tea party was in finger-pointing mode Wednesday, and the digits weren’t aimed at President Barack Obama.

Tea partiers placed the blame of the “epic election failure of 2012″ squarely on Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment during a press conference at the National Press Club.

“What we got was a weak, moderate candidate hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party,” Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin said. “The presidential loss is unequivocally on them.”

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It’s the year of the woman again, at least in Congress

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In January, Washington will welcome a record number of women to Congress exceeding the storied Year of the Woman of 1992 when five women were elected to join two other women serving on Capitol Hill. The opportunity to elect female legislators arrives every 10 years with redistricting when new seats open up. A record 20 [...] [Read More]
Categories: General, Women

We rate some of the winners/losers of CT’s 2012 campaign season

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Winners: 1. State residents now spared “Odd Couple” media stories about Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Blumenthal having to serve with Republican Linda McMahon, who he defeated in her initial 2010 campaign. 2. Webster Bank, which fought back hard and successfully to preserve its reputation when McMahon alleged the community institution had given a special interest […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Molgano wins in 144

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State Rep. Michael Molgano STAMFORD — The race was too close to call Tuesday night, but the final tallies show incumbent Republican Michael Molgano held on to his seat representing District 144 in the state House of Representatives. Molgano won the election by about 400 votes, beating out Democratic challenger Michael Pollard 5,082-4,676, according to […] [Read More]
Categories: General

A record 20 women will serve in U.S. Senate

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The election on Tuesday of five new women to the U.S. Senate, four of them Democrats, will bring to 20 the number of “Gentle ladies” in Congress’ upper chamber. With the retirements of Republican Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Olympia Snowe, the steady increase in numbers of Senate women was expected to stop in 2012.  [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

From the polls to the president: which presidential polls were the most accurate

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Even as votes started rolling in from the polls it was a tight presidential race to call. And with an election this close, major national polls varied by five percent or less.

Some were closer than others, though. Here’s a breakdown of which polls were dead on and which ones were duds.

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New York Times blogger predicts election results

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New York Times blogger Nate Silver earned some fame during the 2008 election for accurately predicting the presidential winner in 49 of 50 states. [Read More]
Categories: General

Six key takeaways from Tuesday’s election results

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There truly is a demographic tidal wave sweeping over the nation, and Republicans ignore it at their own peril. [Read More]

Does it really pay to spend more?

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Millions of dollars are poured into tight Congressional campaigns in the hopes that more money, and in turn more advertising, will help candidates win elections. Although a few financial underdogs managed a win this election, overall the big spenders remained on top.

Here’s a breakdown of the most expensive campaigns and the top Senate and House spenders who won, or didn’t.

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