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Ken Dixon

Shelton voting heavy and light

At Shelton Intermediate School where voters are divided between the 3rd and 4th congressional districts, voting was light in the former and heavy -900 votes cast – in the latter, says Mike Weber, 4th CD moderator. [Read More]
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Malloy, Calhoun, Blumenthal, Larson join in Murphy Fest at Hartford’s Union Station

HARTFORD – About 500 people gathered in Union Station this afternoon in a Get Out the Vote rally for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who’s in a tight, tight, tight race with Republican Linda McMahon to succeed Joe Lieberman as Connecticut’s U.S. senator. The applause was loud in the echo-chamber of the old station. Jim Calhoun […] [Read More]

U.S. Rep. Himes, challenger Obsitnik, stage their final tete-a-tete

Before about 100 people in Bridgeport’s Holiday Inn this morning, Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik of Westport and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Greenwich held the last of their 4th District debates. Only three were held, because of the cancellation of last Sunday’s League of Women Voters debate in Wilton. But this one, sponsored by the […] [Read More]

SOTS Merrill debunks McMahon campaign claim over New Haven ballots. Here’s one of the 40 pages ordering ballots.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said this afternoon that New Haven sent in proof of its ballot purchases on October 23 and produced a 40-page report from that city with its recent turnout and the number of ballots it has ordered for each polling precinct for next week. The information flies in the face […] [Read More]

Mayor Bill Finch predicts big Election Day turnout in Bridgeport

Mayor Bill Finch, speaking to reporters outside Housatonic Community College this afternoon, following the appearance of Homeland Security Secy Janet Napolitano: “Oh, I think we’ll have a big turnout in Bridgeport. I think this shows the importance of government to people in their lives. I think they’ll show up in record numbers.” [Read More]

Another day, another $1.25 million in “independent” expenditures floods Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race

Yesterday the total spent by independent groups, supposely not affiliated with Connecticut’s US Senate candidates, was $8.5 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. Today that total is $9,782,014. But the day is young. The big cash was reported overnight from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, with a $517,951 media buy opposing Republican Linda McMahon; […] [Read More]

National Rifle Association weighs in on U.$. $enate race, against Chris Murphy

Last week, the Federal Election Commission website indicated that while Republican Linda McMahon was outspending US Rep. Chris Murphy overall by about 4-to-1, including tens of millions of dollars in her WWE fortune, Murphy was ahead in so-called independent expenditures, where he had about $7 million in support compared to McMahon’s $720,000. Well, the total […] [Read More]

In Connecticut it’s called a scrum, but on Air Force One, it’s a gaggle (of skeptical reporters)

Here’s the transcript from the White House Press Office, of the availability of Obama spokesman Jay Carney, with reporters on Air Force One, as the president flew to New Jersey. He was welcomed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie, but rejected by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. At least one reporter questioned the president’s motives, less than […] [Read More]

Another day, another $177,000 from “independents” for Murphy

Today’s filings of independent expenditures at the Federal Election Commission shows US Rep. Chris Murphy with an additional $176,000-plus in his efforts to defeat Republican Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate race.  It brings his total to about $7.2 million, compared to McMahon’s $720,499. Today’s filing are led by a timeshare industry group called ARDA-Resort […] [Read More]

Jonesing for a political debate? 4th District still has two left.

So maybe you were initially relieved when the high-stakes presidential debates were finished. Maybe you wondered what was the point of the name-calling and mud-slinging that passed for the U.S. Senate debates between U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon. But maybe, now, come the weekend with a mere 10 days left before Election […] [Read More]