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Bill Maher: the other one

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TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. — Bill Maher is rolling out the red carpet for conservatives. No, not that Bill Maher. The Bilmar Beach Resort is home this week to Republican National Convention delegates from Connecticut and North Dakota. The convention rate is $165 a night excluding taxes at the 1950s-era retro hotel, where a chap in […] [Read More]
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GOP “bags” day one of convention

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TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. — Location, location, location. That’s what Republicans from the Constitution State thought when they scored a beachfront hotel assignment for the national convention. Some rooms at the Bilmar Beach Resort open up right to the sand, including that of a certain Connecticut-based reporter embedded with the delegation. Good thing they make suitcase […] [Read More]
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A Republican loses his head

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TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. — The Republican National Convention has its first casualty: Honest Abe. A sandcastle sculpture of the Lincoln Memorial succumbed to the winds of Tropical Storm Isaac just as convention-goers from Connecticut arrived at their beachfront hotel Sunday. How’s that for karma? [Read More]
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Sources: Donovan will give up 5th District campaign by Wednesday

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Sources with knowledge of Friday’s meeting among leaders of the state’s Working Families Party say that Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, once the shoo in for the Democratic nomination for the 5th Congressional District seat, will abandon his scandal-plagued campaign next Wednesday, the 29th, if not sooner. On the 30th, the small 171-member party with the […] [Read More]

GOP convention music: Southern and male (with PHOTO GALLERY)

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, the iconic Southern rockers, like to party for the Grand Old Party. The near-perennial Republican convention headliners will take the stage again at the GOP’s convention in Tampa, along with Kid Rock, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, The Oak Ridge Boys, and John Anderson. Yes, the lineup is male, pretty much all of the […] [Read More]
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For Democrats concerned Murphy’s McMahon’s punching bag

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It’s tough running a campaign against Republican millionaire Linda McMahon’s slickly produced second bid for U.S. Senate. The ex-World Wrestling Entertainment executive has got the personal fortune to ensure those polished, touchy-feely job creator ads are in constant rotation on cable with the polished hits on Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. And when Murphy […] [Read More]
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Malloy tapped to speak at convention

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ABOVE: Then Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy speaks at the 2000 DNC in Los Angeles. Gov. Dan Malloy will speak at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced Friday morning. Malloy is one of several speakers announced Friday morning, including Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, convention chair. […] [Read More]
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Who cared less than the Republicans on Primary Day? The Democrats, of course.

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Pathetic could be the word. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today released voter turnout figures from the primaries. A total of 113,538 registered Republicans cast ballots out of a total of 409,723 active registered Republicans in the state, for a turnout percentage of 27.7% statewide. The 138,004 registered Democrats voted out of  717,241 active registered Democrats in […] [Read More]

Softball game tonight will decide partisan superiority in the General Assembly, sort of.

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  A year after a bitter dispute over a lengthened game that led to a come-from-behind Democratic victory, elected officials tonight will hold their second-annual charity softball contest. The focus of the Democrats and Republicans will be to raise money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in the contest, which will take place at Mill Woods Park […] [Read More]

Rasmussen poll has McMahon leading

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Former wrestling impresario Linda McMahon has a narrow lead over Democrat Chris Murphy in the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, according to a poll released today by Rasmussen Reports. A telephone survey of  500 likely voters conducted on Aug. 21 showed the Republican with 49 percent of the vote to 46 percent for the Democratic […] [Read More]
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