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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]

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

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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]

TMI on the campaign trail for the 4th CD. Obsitnik’s afraid. Himes says GOP will hold U.S. House of Reps

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At their separate-but-equal appearances this afternoon before the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik each had their Too Much Information occurrence. Even Chamber Chairman Hamid Malakpour of TD Bank had a moment or two, or three, or four, in mispronouncing Obsitnik’s name a bunch of times while introducing […] [Read More]

Quinnipiac Poll: daylight for Murphy in Senate race

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The tie in the U.S. Senate race has finally broken, according to today’s Quinnipiac University Poll that finds U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy with a six-point lead over Linda McMahon, as women and older voters have given him a 49-43 edge with less than two weeks until the election. Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said the findings […] [Read More]
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4th Congressional District debate held at noontime in Norwalk. Watch it tonight

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The Norwalk Inn was the site  this afternoon of the second of four scheduled debates between second-term Democratic US Rep. Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik, his Republican challenger. The hour-long event, sponsored by the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council of Fairfield County, the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and News 12 Connecticut, will […] [Read More]

Connecticut’s US Senate debate was brought to you by…. the combatant$

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A quick check of the hard-to-navigate Federal Communications Commission website shows that the price of the 30 second spots during tonight’s mud-slinging exercise between Republican Linda McMahon and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy on WTIC Fox 61 TV, was $3,100 per 30-second spot for Murphy and $4,000 for McMahon, presumably because hers was aired at […] [Read More]

A transcript of the post-debate spin at WFSB for Murphy, McMahon

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The WFSB studio in Rocky Hill quickly made the transition Sunday afternoon from U.S. Senate debate wrestling ring to spin alley, as reporters descended first on Republican Linda McMahon and then U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. At one point in the debate, she referred to the American law on gay marriage when she apparently meant Connecticut […] [Read More]

Live senate debate blog with Ned Lamont and Themis Klarides

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Please join our two political experts, Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican state Rep. Themis Klarides, as they score the debate between Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy Sunday. Jump in the fray with your own comments and observations about the debate, which starts at 11 a.m. and will last one hour. You can watch the debate itself […] [Read More]

Chris Murphy unveils new TV ad in campaign for U.S. Senate, charging that Linda McMahon is threat to middle class

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Heading into Sunday’s big debate, US Rep. Chris Murphy launches a new ad today. Here’s the transcript: “I’m the son of a public school teacher. I was taught to work hard and play by the rules. But there’s a problem in Connecticut today. People like Linda McMahon – they create their own rules. Enriching themselves […] [Read More]

Twitter, Facebook conversation about Obama’s debate more positive than elsewhere

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Seems like the chatter on Twitter and Facebook about Wednesday’s debate was a lot different — as in positive towards President Obama — than it was in other parts of the media playpen. It was also more negative toward Mitt Romney, according to a study just released by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence [...] [Read More]
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