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Campaign 2012

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]

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

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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]

As Romney’s schedule is affected by Hurricane Sandy, local campaign offices help with relief efforts

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“I want to mention that our hearts and prayers are with all the people in the storm’s path. Sandy is another devastating hurricane by all accounts, and a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of Sandy’s fury,” Romney told supporters at his morning rally in Avon Lake, Ohio. [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]

Steve Obsitnik wrote himself $200,000 check ($333,000 in all) in 4th District race against US Rep. Jim Himes

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The new Federal Election Commission filings are trickling in. Republican Steve Obsitnik’s shows that of the $669,738 raised in the three months ending September 30, $200,000 came in a loan he gave his 4th District campaign against Democratic US Rep. Jim Himes on the last day of the filing period. In fact, in total he’s […] [Read More]

Murphy has $2.2 M on hand for the final phase of the U.S. Senate throwdown

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign reports today that the report they are filing with the Federal Election Committee today will say he raised about $3.03 million in the last quarter for the U.S. Senate race. That’s on top of $5.5 million reported at the end of July. He has $2.2 million on hand for […] [Read More]

Obsitnik: FEC report will show a half million dollar$ on hand for campaign’s final phase.

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“We had a great fundraising quarter,” said Amanda Bergen, campaign spokesperson for Steve Obsitnik of Westport, the Republican trying to unseat 4th District U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. She said that Obsitnik’s Federal Election Commission report will show $669,738 raised in the third quarter. That’s on top of $725,927 previously raised. He has $502,014 on hand. […] [Read More]

Wayne Winsley, Naugatuck’s long-odds challenger to US Rep. Rosa DeLauro, wins filing contest at FEC

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Wayne A. Winsley, the 49-year-old private investigator and former radio personality in Bridgeport, Norwalk and Danbury, who is the Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, was the first of the state’s congressional candidates to meet the October 15 campaign-finance filing deadline with the Federal Election Commission. Looking at the brevity of the filing, you […] [Read More]

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will stump Sunday in Greenwich for Obsitnik, raise $ for Roraback. Himes, Esty, weigh in.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia will join Republican 4th District candidate Steve Obsitnik in Temple Sholom on East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich on Sunday morning at 9:30 for a meet-and-greet with the congregation and invited guests. The event will not be open to reporters, although Cantor may speak outside afterwards. “Eric’s coming to […] [Read More]

Sometimes sarcasm just doesn’t look very good in print. Ask Sen. Scott Frantz

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This from today’s Greenwich Time coverage of the opening of the local GOP headquarters, quotes state Sen. L. Scott Frantz, but without the transition, could be used as “bulletin board” fodder in the upcoming elections. Here’s the lines from today’s Time. “(Frantz) also mocked the concept of social justice as un-American. ‘The Democrats: how fundamentally […] [Read More]