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Tom Foley’s suggestions for ethics reform find critics among… fellow Republicans in General Assembly hearing

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HARTFORD – Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley got an earful from lawmakers Monday after he suggested the Capitol is filled with crooks and needs tougher ethics laws. Foley was testifing in favor of a bill that would prohibit legislators from serving on certain committees if they, or anyone in their family, received more than $1,000 […] [Read More]

National Democratic leader says all-blue U.S. House results in New England is a rejection of tea party Republicans

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Robby Mook, executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said this morning that New England’s House delegation will remain all-blue because voters repudiated “extreme” tea party. “After Tuesday night House Democrats are back and the tea party is over,” Mook told regional reporters in a conference call, noting that nine Republican candidates in New […] [Read More]

Himes won in suburbs, too

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In addition to winning in the cities, US Rep Jim Himes also beat Republican Steve Obsitnik in Shelton, Ridgefield, Trumbull, Monroe, Westport, Weston and Fairfield [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Black Rock School totals

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1,822 of 3,300 eligible voters have cast ballots in Bpt’s Black Rock School by 6:40. About 20 electioneers jockeying, about evenly divided between Yes and No on the question of a mayoral-appointed school board, outside the 75-foot limit. [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Fairfield’s McKinley School has high turnout

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Peter Hood, moderator at McKinley School, knows the big turnout means something. “We have been crazy,” he said at around 6 pm. “We’ve seen whole families come in. There is some real democracy in action. It’s nice to see the process.” At this point, about 1,900 have voted, two-thirds of those eligible with two hours […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

GOP chief says the party is about to begin

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Republican State Chairman Jerry Labriola just said in a phone interview that workers and candidates have put themselves in position to do well tonight. “We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to put our party in the best possible position to win and we’ll find out very soon,” he said this morning. [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

State Dems’ leader sees a lot of blue

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Nancy DiNardo of Trumbull, chairwoman of the Democratic State Central Committee, said this morning that big turnout, which seems to be occurring, bodes well for President Obama, US Rep Chris Murphy, US Rep Jim Himes and Elizabeth Esty. “I think again, as in 2010, Connecticut is going to be a big blue state,” she just […] [Read More]

Shelton voting heavy and light

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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]
Categories: General

Malloy, Calhoun, Blumenthal, Larson join in Murphy Fest at Hartford’s Union Station

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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

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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]