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Author: Brian Lockhart

Marilyn Moore declares victory over Musto

In the apparent upset of the night – and it’s a pretty big one – challenger Marilyn Moore has claimed victory over state Sen. Anthony Musto in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the 22nd District which
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State Rep. Christina Ayala appears to lose

State Rep. Christina Ayala, D-Bridgeport, has not formally conceded, but Hearst Connecticut Media has observed that her campaign headquarters is pretty much empty and being shut down half an hour
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Ernie Newton concedes to Andre Baker

Fallen state-Sen. Ernest Newton has conceded his bid to return to the legislature to primary challenger Andre Baker. Baker defeated Newton at Dunbar School – a must win to prevail in that district –
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Slow voting in Bridgeport

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday only 4,126 of Bridgeport’s 41,544 registered Democrats and Republicans had voted in the gubernatorial and legislative primaries, according to the Registrars of Voters. “Now you
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We rate some of the winners/losers of CT’s 2012 campaign season

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
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Another podium, another election night speech. But by the winner or loser?

In the ballroom at the Hartford Hilton we’re looking at pretty much the exact same staging in place two years ago when Democrat Richard Blumenthal battled Republican Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate.
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After months of campaigning, Murphy finally gets to cast his vote

Democrat Chris Murphy arrived with his family at Cheshire High School just before noon Tuesday to vote for himself for U.S. Senate. It marked the end of a brutal race with Republican Linda McMahon,
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Barack for appointed school board in Bridgeport, Michelle against…

… according to the mailers I’ve received from proponents/opponents of Bridgeport’s key charter revision question on tomorrow’s ballot. Here’s an ad featuring a beaming President beside Bridgeport
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Murphy’s answer to McMahon’s Obama ads? Get the Prez himself.

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
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NBC Anchor Brian Williams comments on flood of McMahon ads during Sandy

The rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy were blowing outside in recent days while households were experiencing a flood of campaign advertising inside. Connecticut households with power before, during
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