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A pro-Christopher Murphy super PAC has spent $160,000 since the political action committee’s inception in July to help the Democratic Senate contender counter the vast war chest of Republican Linda McMahon, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Connecticut’s Future PAC paid about $120,000 of that total to Waterfront Strategies in Washington, D.C., for […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Springsteen ends political retirement for Obama

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The Boss is back in the battle for the White House. “(Political) capital diminishes the more often you do it,” Springsteen told The New Yorker in a profile last summer. But that was before President Obama’s lead began to narrow in key “Battleground” states. After the shortest of retirements, Springsteen will be rocking the vote [...] [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]

Obsitnik: FEC report will show a half million dollar$ on hand for campaign’s final phase.

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“We had a great fundraising quarter,” said Amanda Bergen, campaign spokesperson for Steve Obsitnik of Westport, the Republican trying to unseat 4th District U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. She said that Obsitnik’s Federal Election Commission report will show $669,738 raised in the third quarter. That’s on top of $725,927 previously raised. He has $502,014 on hand. […] [Read More]
Categories: Campaign 2012

Depth charge: Murphy uses stock footage of Norwegian sub

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Linda McMahon is going all Tom Clancy on Christopher Murphy. The Republican’s Senate campaign claims that her Democratic opponent, a three-term member of the House, used stock footage of a Norwegian submarine in a television ad promoting his work to create jobs in Connecticut. Thanks to Murphy’s efforts, the 30-second spot says, those jobs “launched […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Wayne Winsley, Naugatuck’s long-odds challenger to US Rep. Rosa DeLauro, wins filing contest at FEC

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Wayne A. Winsley, the 49-year-old private investigator and former radio personality in Bridgeport, Norwalk and Danbury, who is the Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, was the first of the state’s congressional candidates to meet the October 15 campaign-finance filing deadline with the Federal Election Commission. Looking at the brevity of the filing, you […] [Read More]

McMahon camp: Finch joke “no laughing matter”

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s self-deprecating sense of humor hasn’t gone over well with Republican Senate hopeful Linda McMahon’s campaign. During a Friday jobs tour of Bridgeport by Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, McMahon’s opponent in the race, Finch promised Murphy a big turnout from Bridgeport as the event broke up. “We may come in a […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Pump up the Youth Vote Alert: Obama to appear on Jon Stewart

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Here’s another sign the Obama campaign is concerned about youth turnout, which may reach a 16-year-low this year: The president will appear on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Thursday — two days after the second presidential debate. So if he flubs this debate, too, he’s REALLY going to hear about it on what [...] [Read More]