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Election 2012

True the Vote’s impact said to be negligible

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Civil rights lawyers on Tuesday said the national poll-watching effort of Houston-based True the Vote had fizzled even as the organization’s founder, Catherine Engelbrecht, said it was still responding to a deluge of complaints. [Read More]

Esty casts her ballot in Cheshire

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Dispatch from Brian Lockhart: Elizabeth Esty arrived at her polling place at Cheshire High School, voting around 11:45. Earlier in the morning, she had greeted voters in Danbury. “Truly it is about getting your own voters to the polls,” she said. “That’s what it comes down to and that’s where our effort has been for […] [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]

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]

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]

Plagiarism? Research? It’s part of the public discussion now, says scholar whose work was borrowed by McMahon.

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A day after Sunday’s fireworks at the U.S. Senate debate, the conservative scholar whose February 2011 research paper appeared in part among Republican Linda McMahon’s campaign proposals said he’s flattered, overall, that the work has become part of Connecticut’s political discussion. But he also wishes she had put his language in quotes. “We’re never going […] [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]

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]

League of Conservation Voters on Tuesday will announce $100,000-plus effort against Linda McMahon

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The Washington-based environmentally centric League of Conservation Voters on Tuesday morning has scheduled a conference call with reporters to announce a “six-figure” independent expenditure campaign against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon. Navin Nayak, the LCV’s senior vice president of campaigns, will tell reporters that McMahon is the newest member of the organization’s “Dirty Dozen” […] [Read More]

Murphy, McMahon continue sparring on Social Security, Medicare, as Sunday morning debate gets closer

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MERIDEN – Sensing an opening in his political street fight with Republican Linda McMahon, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy on Wednesday continued to punch away on earlier remarks she made to conservative Tea Party members on ending Social Security. During a campaign stop at the Meriden Center, a Genesis HealthCare nursing home and short-term rehab center, […] [Read More]