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Another day, another $1.25 million in “independent” expenditures floods Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race

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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]

Jonesing for a political debate? 4th District still has two left.

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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]

Murphy has $2.2 M on hand for the final phase of the U.S. Senate throwdown

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign reports today that the report they are filing with the Federal Election Committee today will say he raised about $3.03 million in the last quarter for the U.S. Senate race. That’s on top of $5.5 million reported at the end of July. He has $2.2 million on hand for […] [Read More]

A transcript of the post-debate spin at WFSB for Murphy, McMahon

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The WFSB studio in Rocky Hill quickly made the transition Sunday afternoon from U.S. Senate debate wrestling ring to spin alley, as reporters descended first on Republican Linda McMahon and then U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. At one point in the debate, she referred to the American law on gay marriage when she apparently meant Connecticut […] [Read More]

Live senate debate blog with Ned Lamont and Themis Klarides

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Please join our two political experts, Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican state Rep. Themis Klarides, as they score the debate between Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy Sunday. Jump in the fray with your own comments and observations about the debate, which starts at 11 a.m. and will last one hour. You can watch the debate itself […] [Read More]

Chris Murphy unveils new TV ad in campaign for U.S. Senate, charging that Linda McMahon is threat to middle class

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Heading into Sunday’s big debate, US Rep. Chris Murphy launches a new ad today. Here’s the transcript: “I’m the son of a public school teacher. I was taught to work hard and play by the rules. But there’s a problem in Connecticut today. People like Linda McMahon – they create their own rules. Enriching themselves […] [Read More]

Murphy, McMahon continue sparring on Social Security, Medicare, as Sunday morning debate gets closer

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MERIDEN – Sensing an opening in his political street fight with Republican Linda McMahon, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy on Wednesday continued to punch away on earlier remarks she made to conservative Tea Party members on ending Social Security. During a campaign stop at the Meriden Center, a Genesis HealthCare nursing home and short-term rehab center, […] [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]

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]

The ten most competitive Senate races of 2012 (Connecticut is #3)

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Democrats are playing defense in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate. Twenty three of the 33 seats up for grabs in 2012 are currently held by Democrats. And Democratic retirements in Nebraska, North Dakota, Hawaii and New Mexico created some prime pick-up opportunities for the Republican Party. All that led pundits to predict, […] [Read More]