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Brian Lockhart

Bysiewicz responds to her surprise appearance in McMahon flyer

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As reported earlier today, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, who lost the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate to U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, made a surprise appearance this week in a campaign flyer paid for by Murphy’s opponent, Republican Linda McMahon. In an interview this afternoon Bysiewicz emphasized the flyer, which repackages Bysiewicz’s criticism of […] [Read More]
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Bysiewicz’s ghost of primary past haunts Murphy in McMahon flyer

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The criticism about primaries is allegations made by opponents of the same party can then be used in the general election by the other side. It should come as no surprise, then, that in her second bid for U.S. Senate, self-funded Republican Linda McMahon has produced a flyer (the third from McMahon to hit my […] [Read More]
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Murphy campaign’s victory jar would break newsroom’s bank

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy needs to increase the size of his campaign war chest in order to better compete with Republican Linda McMahon’s mostly self-financed second bid for U.S. Senate. McMahon spent $50 million of the family’s World Wrestling Entertainment fortune on a failed 2010 run. But while Murphy’s waiting on the large donors […] [Read More]
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Expendables 3: Clint, Chuck and … Vince?

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Multi-talented film octogenarian Clint Eastwood’s occasionally creative but mostly embarrassing performance at last week’s Republican National Convention. 72-year-old action star Chuck Norris’ pivot from backing some of the GOP’s also-rans for president to embracing Mitt Romney to avoid the “triumph of evil.” Is it too much to hope that at some point Republican U.S. Senate […] [Read More]
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For Democrats concerned Murphy’s McMahon’s punching bag

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It’s tough running a campaign against Republican millionaire Linda McMahon’s slickly produced second bid for U.S. Senate. The ex-World Wrestling Entertainment executive has got the personal fortune to ensure those polished, touchy-feely job creator ads are in constant rotation on cable with the polished hits on Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. And when Murphy […] [Read More]
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Working Families Party: We’ll sort it out when Donovan’s back

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Since Chris Donovan lost last Tuesday’s Democratic primary, there has been a lot of speculation about whether the retiring state House Speaker from Meriden will continue his run for Congress as the Working Families Party candidate. Donovan received the party’s endorsement and it is up to him to tell the Secretary of the State to […] [Read More]
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Andres Ayala will STILL be first Latino in state Senate if elected

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State Rep. Andres Ayala, D-Bridgeport, and supporters like Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch have said if elected to the state Senate in November, Ayala will be the first Latino member. I checked the claim last week with the state’s Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission and Werner Oyanadel, the acting executive director, confirmed it. But after […] [Read More]
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Gomes unlikely to continue Senate run as Working Families candidate

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State Sen. Ed Gomes, D-Bridgeport, lost Tuesday’s three-way primary for his 23rd District seat but has the option of continuing the fight as the Working Families Party’s candidate. Gomes earned the third party’s endorsement and his name will appear on their ballot line in November’s general election unless he tells the Secretary of the State […] [Read More]
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