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Millions of dollars are poured into tight Congressional campaigns in the hopes that more money, and in turn more advertising, will help candidates win elections. Although a few financial underdogs managed a win this election, overall the big spenders remained on top.
Here’s a breakdown of the most expensive campaigns and the top Senate and House spenders who won, or didn’t.[Read More]
HARTFORD – About 500 people gathered in Union Station this afternoon in a Get Out the Vote rally for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who’s in a tight, tight, tight race with Republican Linda McMahon to succeed Joe Lieberman as Connecticut’s U.S. senator. The applause was loud in the echo-chamber of the old station. Jim Calhoun […] [Read More]
From Texan Ted Cruz to Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono, there have been some outstanding political campaigns run in 2012. And yet there were more than a few “oops” moments and downright bad campaigns. Here are ten of the best and ten of the worst campaigns of 2012. [Read More]
If current polling holds up on Nov. 6, the Republicans would net one Senate seat, leaving Democrats with a slim majority (thanks to Independents who caucus with the Democrats).
Best-case scenario for Republicans: A gain of nine.
Best-case scenario for Democrats: A gain of two.[Read More]
Another day, another $1.25 million in “independent” expenditures floods Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race
Yesterday the total spent by independent groups, supposely not affiliated with Connecticut’s US Senate candidates, was $8.5 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. Today that total is $9,782,014. But the day is young. The big cash was reported overnight from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, with a $517,951 media buy opposing Republican Linda McMahon; […] [Read More]
Today’s filings of independent expenditures at the Federal Election Commission shows US Rep. Chris Murphy with an additional $176,000-plus in his efforts to defeat Republican Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate race. It brings his total to about $7.2 million, compared to McMahon’s $720,499. Today’s filing are led by a timeshare industry group called ARDA-Resort […] [Read More]
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]
A quick perusal of the Federal Election Commission site this morning indicates that U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy has been the beneficiary of nearly $650,000 in independent expenditures – money coming from PACs that are not supposed to be coordinated with his campaign – since Tuesday. Nearly $472,000 is for a new ad from the Democratic […] [Read More]
The Stamford mayor joined Trumbull Selectmen Tim Herbst in dealing with crowd control in the Stamford Marriott this afternoon as the scheduled 1:30 appearance of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Linda McMahon kept getting pushed back. By 3 p.m., the crowd seemed to have thinned out. Then, finally, there was Christie and McMahon up […] [Read More]