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A man without a convention

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The hanging chad reunion tour is not in the cards for Joe Lieberman. Connecticut’s senior senator is skipping both national party conventions, starting with the Republican conclave next week in Tampa, Fla., according to a spokeswoman. Lieberman is also steering clear of Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention the following week. In 2008, Lieberman, already […] [Read More]
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Malloy on Donovan possibly running on WP line: Voters should do the (Esty) right thing

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Hearst Newspapers Education Reporter Linda Lambeck caught Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the Capitol complex this morning after the annual pre-school yeare meeting with public school superintendents. Asked later whether Speaker of the House Chris Donovan should pursue the 5th Congressional District seat on the Working Families Party line, the governor begged the question. “I […] [Read More]

Working Families Party: We’ll sort it out when Donovan’s back

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Since Chris Donovan lost last Tuesday’s Democratic primary, there has been a lot of speculation about whether the retiring state House Speaker from Meriden will continue his run for Congress as the Working Families Party candidate. Donovan received the party’s endorsement and it is up to him to tell the Secretary of the State to […] [Read More]
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WWE: Murphy campaign ad reeks of hypocrisy

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It’s a clash made in pay-pay-view heaven: the WWE versus Christopher Murphy. Even better, this won’t set viewers back $54.95. And it’s in high definition. The brand-conscious wrestling conglomerate blasted the Democratic Senate nominee Friday for running a campaign ad during one of its signature television programs the night before his landslide victory in the […] [Read More]
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Andres Ayala will STILL be first Latino in state Senate if elected

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State Rep. Andres Ayala, D-Bridgeport, and supporters like Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch have said if elected to the state Senate in November, Ayala will be the first Latino member. I checked the claim last week with the state’s Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission and Werner Oyanadel, the acting executive director, confirmed it. But after […] [Read More]
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Bergen’s stock

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So much for collecting unemployment. Amanda Bergen, who served as the flack for Christopher Shays on his losing primary campaign for Senate, has made a soft landing. The former television reporter-turned-Linda McMahon detractor is joining the press shop of Steve Obsitnik, the Republican challenger of Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in the 4th Congressional District. “Working […] [Read More]
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Sell By Date: 8-14-12

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Linda McMahon is a multimedia powerhouse. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that her official campaign website is still telling visitors “Vote Today.” McMahon won the GOP primary. Heck, she dominated. But that was nearly 72 hours ago. UPDATE: McMahon’s campaign apparently got the memo. See the before and after below. [Read More]
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Linda, plus one

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The assignment is a thankless one: stick to Linda McMahon like white on rice. Must be willing to cram into tight spaces. Minimum requirements of the job: an iPhone, preferably the 4s, and a car. What paparazzi are to Page Six, trackers are to political campaigns. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon are part of the […] [Read More]
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Gomes unlikely to continue Senate run as Working Families candidate

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State Sen. Ed Gomes, D-Bridgeport, lost Tuesday’s three-way primary for his 23rd District seat but has the option of continuing the fight as the Working Families Party’s candidate. Gomes earned the third party’s endorsement and his name will appear on their ballot line in November’s general election unless he tells the Secretary of the State […] [Read More]
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McKinney: Linda’s new BFF

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He endorsed Christopher Shays. He put out a robocall for him on primary day. And he voted for the man who succeeded his late father as the congressman from the 4th District. But on Wednesday, Republican state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney squired Linda McMahon through his hometown of Fairfield. The newly-minted GOP Senate nominee, […] [Read More]
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