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Conservatives — at least a few — declare war on the Republican Party

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The political chasm is widening. A line has been drawn between two different ideologies, but not between Republicans and Democrats. This gap is between the Republicans and conservatives. “I think the Republican Party is devouring the conservative movement,” said radio host and conservative commentator, Mark Levin on Wednesday. Levin sat down with former Attorney General Edwin [...] [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]

The election in songs: A political playlist to tide you over till 2014

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Your new workout playlist. [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]
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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]
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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]
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No lines in Stratford

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Voting at the Baldwin Center in Stratford this afternoon was painless. I was curious to see if there would be lines like there are some of the other polling places throughout the area. I must admit, I was glad to find only one person ahead of me when I entered the polling area and presented […] [Read More]

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]
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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]

A viewer’s guide to Election Night 2012

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Key races in states with early poll closing times will offer us some important clues as to whether the American people are delivering a clear verdict – or if the final results won’t be know until Wednesday morning or later. A rule of thumb: The later we go before knowing the winner, the better it is for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. [Read More]