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CT-SEN snapshot: 27 days until the election

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It’s that time again for us to drill down on the latest batch of poll numbers that are out there on this doozy of a Senate race. And you don’t have to be a math geek to do it. The Real Clear Politics average for the contest has Democrat Christopher Murphy up by 3.4 percent […] [Read More]
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No love lost between Blumenthal & McMahon

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The things that get said behind closed doors when there are no reporters lurking — or opposition video trackers, for the matter. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., had fellow Democrats in stitches Monday night in his hometown of Greenwich during a fundraiser for Christopher Murphy, a spy tells Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. During the $500 minimum […] [Read More]
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Roraback talks with Boehner about a more inclusive GOP

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After weeks of being bombarded with allegations that state Sen. Andrew Roraback is a vote for the Republican “tea party” agenda, the candidate hosted House Speaker John Boehner during a fund raiser at the Hartford Club Tuesday. “John Boehner is coming to Connecticut to raise money for Andrew Roraback because he knows that Andrew Roraback […] [Read More]
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Six things that Joe Biden, Paul Ryan must do in their VP debate

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Historically, says Emory University debate coach Bill Newnam, “vice presidential debates have not mattered.”

But in the aftermath of President Obama’s disastrous performance in last Wednesday night’s first presidential debate, which helped Republican Mitt Romney erase the Democratic incumbent’s yearlong lead in the polls, “the stakes in Thursday night’s debate are astronomical for both candidates,” notes University of Michigan debate director Aaron Kall.

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Vince being Vince

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How was your day, honey? Oh, to be a fly on the wall at Linda and Vince McMahon’s dinner table. On Sunday, the candidate in the family, Linda McMahon, exchanged rhetorical haymakers with Chris Murphy in the first of four debates between the Senate rivals. The very next day, the Republican’s other half made a […] [Read More]
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Planned Parenthood: McMahon an anti-choice enabler

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Democrat Chris Murphy enlisted the help of Planned Parenthood Tuesday in an all-out retention effort targeted at women voters. In a joint conference call with Murphy, who an Oct. 4 Quinnipiac University poll showed clinging to a six-point lead over Republican Senate foe Linda McMahon among likely female voters, the organization’s national political director told […] [Read More]
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Rasmussen: Murphy 51, McMahon 46

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A new tracking poll by Rasmussen Reports, which is generally considered a right-leaning survey firm, gives Democrat Christopher Murphy a five percentage point lead over Republican Linda McMahon. Rasmussen surveyed 500 likely voters by phone on Sunday, the same day that McMahon and Murphy jousted in their first televised debate of the campaign. The poll’s […] [Read More]
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Full pool report of Obama’s SF bash with 6,000, including John Legend, Michael Franti (VIDEO)

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Maybe Republican Mitt Romney, enjoying a post-debate bounce, is back on top of some of those national polls. But in San Francisco — the bluest of the blue strongholds — President Obama is always the big draw. And on Monday, thousands lined up outside the city’s venerable Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, waiting for hours in [...] [Read More]