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Connecticut Politics

Malloy, Calhoun, Blumenthal, Larson join in Murphy Fest at Hartford’s Union Station

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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]

Tomorrow’s news today: Get your post-election spin right here (with VIDEO)

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If Mitt Romney loses, experts will say Hurricane Sandy halted his momentum and gave Obama a chance to shine during the recovery efforts. What’s more, Romney is an “awkward candidate” who is “not conservative enough” and “keeps changing his mind.” On the other hand, an Obama loss will be attributed to his lackluster first debate and a vague and uninspired second term agenda. [Read More]

Look up your polling place and ballot here

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Not sure where to go to vote? Not sure who will be on your ballot? Google’s Voter Information Tool can help. Just put in your address and let it do the rest. [Read More]
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Reshaping the political map

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How much is your vote worth? Oh, to be in a swing state. Super PACs and other outside groups are spending about $6 per voter in Nevada and New Hampshire, compared to just a penny in blue California. NPR, doing its best impersonation of the documentary series “How the States Got Their Shapes,” examines the [...] [Read More]
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Check out the latest presidential race videos

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The ten most egregious lies of the presidential campaign

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About 9 percent of Romney’s claims checked by Politifact.com (or 19 of 201) were egregious enough to merit a “pants on fire” standing. Obama was a less-frequent liar: about 2 percent of the time (7 of 451 checked by Politifact). [Read More]

Instagramming the Romney campaign

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Justin Sullivan, a veteran staffer at Getty Images, has been on the campaign trail with Mitt Romney for months, see his Instagram feed here:

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Unaffilateds, Dems post largest gains in Connecticut

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Connecticut has added 201,937 voters to its election rolls since Jan. 1 of this year, an increase of 11 percent, according to new tallies from the Secretary of the State. The electorate now stands at 2,089,311 voters, which state election officials say is just shy of the total for the 2008 presidential election. Unaffiliated voters […] [Read More]
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