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McMahon camp ballyhoos internal poll, scope limited to GOP voters

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A new poll commissioned by Linda McMahon shows the professional wrestling matriarch with a nearly a 20-point lead on former Congressman Christopher Shays among likely Republican primary voters. McMahon’s campaign manager Corry Bliss touted the results of the survey, which was conducted by GOP polling firm McLaughlin & Associates, in an e-mail Tuesday to supporters. […] [Read More]
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Malloy, quoting Robert Frost and channeling Upton Sinclair, takes reporters into his personal “Jungle”

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Gov. Dannel Malloy seemed upbeat in his noontime news conference with Capitol reporters. “There are miles to go before I sleep,” he said in apparent homage to poet Robert Frost, noting the 40-some-odd days left before the end of the legislative session and its accompanying deadline for a bill on education reforms. First he launched into […] [Read More]

Tong fundraising email targets August primary, ignores convention

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Even as he courts the Democratic delegates needed to remain competative at the party’s May nominating convention, U.S. Senate candidate William Tong is telling supporters he will mount a primary in August and take the decision out of the hands of those same “party insiders.” In a fundraising email Marc Bradley, Tong’s campaign manager, totally ignores the convention. Bradley […] [Read More]
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Little old Corrupticut, with a solid “B,” is among national leaders in integrity

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None of the 50 states rated an “A,” but Connecticut and New Jersey, with “B” and “B-plus” rating respectively, are among the national leaders in State House ethics and integrity, according to this report issued yesterday by the Center for Public Integrity. Here’s the site: http://www.iwatchnews.org/?gclid=CKCM4rCw9q4CFWcQNAodzUzWxg [Read More]

Oh Boy! U.S. Senate debates ahead. Don’t worry, because you cannot attend.

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FOX CT will televise U.S. Senate candidate debates at the University of Connecticut this spring. Democratic candidates including Susan Bysiewicz, Chris Murphy, Matthew Oakes, William Tong and Lee Whitnum have been invited to a debate, co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant, on April 9 at 1 p.m. at UConn’s von der Mehden Recital Hall in Storrs. Also, a June 14 […] [Read More]

License to get out of tickets?

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Just a hunch. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the driver of this Lexus SUV must be Democrat. I came across this vanity plate Friday night in a municipal parking lot in Port Chester, N.Y., not far from Bar Taco. No, I didn’t run into the governor. In case you […] [Read More]
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The velvet rope: Shays operative denied access to McMahon presser

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Christopher Shays doesn’t strike us as the bucket service type. A political operative for the ex-congressman-turned-Senate candidate wasn’t on “the list” today at campaign event for Linda McMahon. Shays  dispatched one of his staffers to a morning news conference at a Newington woodworking company called by GOP Senate foe Linda McMahon to unveil her economic […] [Read More]
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McMahon’s termite problem?

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In what her campaign billed as a major announcement, GOP Senate contender Linda McMahon rolled out an economic revival plan today with its own dedicated website — the cornerstones are tax cuts for the middle class and businesses. McMahon’s choice of venue for the event, Zavarella Woodworking in Newington, could leave her to do some […] [Read More]
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Shays, Romney and mojo?

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Never thought I would use the words Mitt Romney, Christopher Shays and mojo in the same sentence. Shays is scheduled to attended a $2,500 per person fundraiser tonight in Stamford for the GOP “frontrunner” — that’s a dangerous word these days in Republican circles. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, is coming off a lackluster showing […] [Read More]
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Whitnum: I’m a Democrat and I’m not going anywhere.

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Between her divisive - critics say anti-Semitic – positions on Israel, her attacks on party stalwarts and her lawsuit against the governor, it’s difficult to imagine what else Lee Whitnum of Greenwich could do to attract the anger and disdain of members of the Democratic Party. Whitnum’s recent appearance on Channel 3′s Face the State with host Dennis […] [Read More]
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