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Ben Doody

Have your say: Foster back on ballot

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One of the wildest political sagas in recent memory took a dramatic turn Friday, when a Superior Court judge ruled that mayoral challenger Mary-Jane Foster could be on the ballot for Bridgeport’s Democratic primary. The judge also pushed the date of the primary back to Sept. 27, restoring what had been a heated, entertaining race […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: Who would you support in GOP Senate primary?

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With Chris Shays firmly in as a candidate for the GOP nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Joe Lieberman, we want to hear from potential GOP primary voters: Who would you like to see as the GOP nominee? Shays, 2010 nominee Linda McMahon, former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele, or someone else? Vote in […] [Read More]
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Joe Lieberman statement on developments in Libya

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Sen. Joe Lieberman issued the following statement tonight on the developments in Libya: “The liberation of Tripoli that is at last happening now marks a historic turning point in the Arab Spring and a victory for the advance of freedom globally. For the first time, a Middle Eastern dictator who tried to hang onto power […] [Read More]
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Malloy to tour Sikorsky Aircraft today

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s jobs tour will make a stop this evening at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, where the governor will meet the media and get a tour of the facilities from Sikorsky executives. The governor will hold a press conference prior to the tour at 5:30 p.m. [Read More]
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Joe Lieberman statement on Brian Bill’s death

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U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman issued this statement Monday on the death of Navy SEAL Brian Bill, a Stamford native who was killed in combat over the weekend in Afghanistan: “Brian Bill’s death is heartbreaking for his family and friends, but also for the larger Trinity Catholic High School and Stamford communities. He died in service […] [Read More]
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How Connecticut reps voted on the debt bill

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The debt ceiling bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday night by a vote of 269-161 had support from only two of Connecticut’s five representatives. Reps. Jim Himes (D-4) and Joe Courtney (D-2) — both of whom are running for re-election in 2012 in what could be competitive districts — voted for […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: Rate Rick Torres’ chances

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Rick Torres, the GOP nominee for mayor of Bridgeport in 2003, knows as well as anyone that being elected mayor of the Park City as a Republican at this point would be a little like being elected president of the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures as a Red Sox fan. Democrats are going on 20 straight […] [Read More]
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Malloy to Christie: ‘It’s not about who has the bigger belt’

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The ongoing TV feud between Gov. Dannel Malloy and his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie took yet another entertaining turn Friday, when Malloy took an apparent swipe at Christie’s weight. Malloy appeared on the show Friday at 9:30 to talk about the state’s budget deal, which passed the state legislature at 2:30 a.m. and gave […] [Read More]
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