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Obama’s Chicago: In this home to hard-nosed politics, Dems still biting their nails

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Chicago, Ill. — Even here, in a town where politics is a blood sport — and they’ve seen it all — Democrats are biting their nails. With just hours until election day, thousands — including media from the world over — descended on the Windy City Monday in preparation for what President Barack Obama’s Democratic [...] [Read More]

What’s at stake in Greater Danbury

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While all eyes will be on the battle for the White House Tuesday,  voters will also have a lot of say about the balance of power in the Greater Danbury area with an open congressional seat and several open seats for the state legislature. For the first time in more than two decades the 5th […] [Read More]
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Obama wins high school mock election that has picked almost every national winner

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They go to prom, hitch rides from their parents and heck, most of them can’t even vote. But since 1988, high school students have accurately picked the president in every election but 2004. And this year, they picked President Barack Obama. [Read More]

Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday

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Since someone asked, the polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Connecticut. See Brett’s post in this blog for more info on where to go and who and what you can vote on tomorrow. [Read More]
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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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