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Romney ahead: Debate wakeup poll for Obama

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Mitt Romney has moved four points ahead of President Obama, his best showing ever, in a new survey conducted by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling for two liberal clients, the dailykos.com web site and Service Employees International Union. Romney is up 50-46 percent in the poll, conducted Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  He benefits from a [...] [Read More]

Romney and Obama to moderator Candy Crowley: No folo-ups. Really

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As you watch Tuesday’s debate, here’s all you need to know about how lame presidential political campaigns have become: Lawyers for BOTH the Romney and Obama campaigns have a SIGNED AGREEMENT that moderator/CNN anchor Candy Crowley shouldn’t ask any folo-up questions. Really. Apparently, she’s supposed to just hold the microphone for the undecided voters at [...] [Read More]

SOTS Merrill says 2.02 million registered voters eligible to vote Nov. 6, including 130,586 registered since Januaryui

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Here’s the release from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: “…Voters who want to register by mail must have their registration cards postmarked no later than Tuesday October 23rd and the final deadline to register to vote in-person at town or city offices is Tuesday October 30th.  Secretary Merrill is also reporting that the number […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Zingers?! Not us, says Mitt Romney campaign guru Stuart Stevens (VIDEO)

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Denver — Before the last presidential debate, the cable chatter was all about the zingers. Who’s going to have the best zingers. Let’s recall the great zingers from past debates. You remember. Then the debate came and there were…uh…no zingers. And in the case of President Obama, no zing. Well, after the Denver debate, Romney [...] [Read More]

No soup for you: Ryan makes unauthorized stop at soup kitchen

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The head of an Ohio soup kitchen is up in arms about an unannounced visit from Paul Ryan on Saturday. The Washington Post reports: Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, said that he was not contacted by the Romney campaign ahead of the Saturday morning visit. (Read more) The issue here, says the Post, [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Roraback, among the first to call for Rowland’s resignation in 2004, gets unlikely campaign contribution$

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It might have been the $90,000 in luxury air trips to Las Vegas and Florida (who were ON those flights, anyway?) that sent John Rowland, the  disgraced former governor now WTIC radio-head, to federal prison for 10 months. But the case will always be remembered for the free renovations performed by the Tomasso Group on […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

Steve Obsitnik wrote himself $200,000 check ($333,000 in all) in 4th District race against US Rep. Jim Himes

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The new Federal Election Commission filings are trickling in. Republican Steve Obsitnik’s shows that of the $669,738 raised in the three months ending September 30, $200,000 came in a loan he gave his 4th District campaign against Democratic US Rep. Jim Himes on the last day of the filing period. In fact, in total he’s […] [Read More]

Feeling just a little blue?

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As the political debate swirls around you, do you find yourself feeling just a little blue? That is, your political sentiments glow positively pink or bright red on some issues, not so much on others? So does that make you a liberal Republican or a conservative Democrat? Which party’s candidates will present your hue? Maybe [...] [Read More]