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Live presidential debate blog with Themis Klarides and William Tong

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Live video from your iPhone using Ustream Please join our two political experts, Democratic state Rep. William Tong and Republican state Rep. Themis Klarides, as they score the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Wednesday night. Jump in the fray with your own comments and observations about the debate, which starts at […] [Read More]

Five debates that changed the course of presidential campaigns

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There are memorable moments in presidential debates — and then there are important moments. The memorable moments — Rick Perry’s “oops,” Lloyd Bentsen’s “you’re no Jack Kennedy,” Admiral Stockdale’s “who am I, what am I doing here” — are, well, memorable, but they often don’t determine the ultimate winner of the presidential race. Then there […] [Read More]

Ten most memorable moments from presidential debates

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Most presidential debates are lost to history, inconsequential encounters in the wide sweep of presidential campaigns. But a few moments have been locked into our memories. Here are ten of the key most intriguing moments in the 52-year history of presidential debates: 1. Richard Nixon, sick and sweaty, looks bad even though he sounds good, […] [Read More]

Electoral College Update: Bad news for Romney on eve of debates

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Welcome to our weekly Electoral College update. Every Monday morning between now and Election Day, Nov. 6, we will analyze the latest poll results from the 12 most competitive states and let you know which ones are more Republican than the national average and which are more Democratic. We’ll also give you an update on […] [Read More]

Ten races where Mitt Romney could sink Republican candidates

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Mitt Romney’s campaign woes have taken a toll on Republican candidates in Democratic-leaning or swing states. Polls show that some Republicans who had been running ahead of Democratic opponents have now slipped into tight contests, while others who had been surging around Labor Day have now dropped behind. The impact of Romney’s struggles is not […] [Read More]

Ten races where Barack Obama could sink Democratic incumbents

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There’s been a lot of media attention lately focused on Republican candidates who are distancing themselves from struggling presidential nominee Mitt Romney. But Mitt Romney’s not the only presidential candidate who made turn out to be toxic for some of his own party’s candidates. Barack Obama’s lack of popularity in Republican-leaning states is endangering some […] [Read More]

Dems take aim at US Rep. Paul Ryan’s imminent Connecticut visit

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The Democratic National Committee’s “Rapid Response Team” just sent an email to state reporters announcing a conference call this morning that will use US Rep. Paul Ryan’s imminent fundraising visit, to criticize the national GOP agenda. Featured in the reporters’ call challenging the GOP’s vice presidential candidate will be US Rep. Chris Murphy, in a […] [Read More]

Republicans win ballot placement battle with the Supremes. SOTS Merrill responds

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The Supreme Court today ruled that since Republican Tom Foley got more votes than Democrat Dannel Malloy in the 2010 gubernatorial election – Malloy won with the margin provided by those voting on the Working Families Partyline  – the GOP gets the top of the ballot in this fall’s elections. Here’s the response from Secretary […] [Read More]

Congressman Himes trashes Republican Obsitnik’s complaints about ad running on News 12 CT

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Justin Myers, campaign manager for US Rep. Jim Himes, this afternoon trashed Republican opponent Steve Obsitnik’s complaint about a Himes’ ad running on News 12 Connecticut. “Steve Obsitnik’s attack on Jim’s bipartisan work to reduce the deficit demonstrates exactly why Obsitnik doesn’t belong in Congress,” Myers said in a statement. “He can’t see that sometimes […] [Read More]

Electoral College Update: Big trouble for Romney in the industrial heartland

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Welcome to our weekly Electoral College update. Every Monday morning between now and Election Day, Nov. 6, we will analyze the latest poll results from the 12 most competitive states and let you know which ones are more Republican than the national average and which are more Democratic. We’ll also give you an update on […] [Read More]