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Marilyn Moore declares victory over Musto

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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 covers Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe. Happy hysteria erupted at Moore’s headquarters just a little while ago. Moore was the one […] [Read More]
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State Rep. Christina Ayala appears to lose

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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 after the polls closed at 8 p.m. Ayala, a freshman who had a rocky first term plagued by some personal issues, lost the Democratic Town […] [Read More]
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Ernie Newton concedes to Andre Baker

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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 – 201 to 172 votes. The political establishment in the city and in Hartford did not want to see Newton return to […] [Read More]
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Slow voting in Bridgeport

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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 can say it’s slow,” said Democratic Registrar Santa “Sandi” Ayala, who had been hoping that there would be a noticeable spike in voting between 4 […] [Read More]
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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]
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Another podium, another election night speech. But by the winner or loser?

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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. Blumenthal won and delivered his victory speech from the Hilton stage which tonight has been set up for Democrat Chris Murphy. Whether Murphy’s […] [Read More]
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After months of campaigning, Murphy finally gets to cast his vote

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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, who between a failed bid for Senate in 2010 and this campaign has spent nearly $100 million of her own funds […] [Read More]
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Barack for appointed school board in Bridgeport, Michelle against…

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… 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 Mayor Bill Finch sent out last month by the folks who want residents to vote “yes” for an appointed ed board: And here’s the mailer circulated over the […] [Read More]
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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]
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NBC Anchor Brian Williams comments on flood of McMahon ads during Sandy

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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 and after Sandy may have noticed that while the storm has impacted campaign activities and appearances, there was no impact on the commercials. In fact on […] [Read More]
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