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Brian Lockhart

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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Malloy praises Obama, federal disaster response during Stamford stop

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On his tour of hurricane-damaged areas of the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy stopped this afternoon in his old neighborhood of Shippan Ave. in Stamford. He was met by a group of print, television and radio reporters. Malloy speaks with retiring U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, also of Stamford, on Shippan Avenue. Asked about the performance of […] [Read More]
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Push poll trying to tie Murphy to Hurricane Sandy?

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Got a call today from “Lisa” of Stonington, who did not want her last name published. She said that around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, as her family was preparing for Hurricane Sandy, she received a call from a Republican polling firm in New York called Central Research gauging her position in the race for U.S. Senate […] [Read More]
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As Sandy hits, Murphy up 6 in new Rasmussen Senate poll

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Hurricane Sandy has obviously shaken up the final full week of the 2012 campaign season. You can’t pay attention to the news today without reading or hearing or watching some story about the impact on the presidential race. But with everyone focused on the weather, Rasmussen Reports today quietly released a new poll of the […] [Read More]
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Campaigning after Sandy

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Asked whether he will be adjusting his strategy during this final full week of the 2012 campaign because of Hurricane Sandy, Chris Murphy said he is focused on the safety of his constituents. “I’m going to make sure the people of the 5th (District) are safe,” Murphy, a United States representative running for Senate, told […] [Read More]
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