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DSCC skewers McMahon over Social Security

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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is trying to portray Linda McMahon as an out-of-touch multimillionaire who doesn’t rely on Social Security but wants to end entitlement programs in a new television ad released today in Connecticut. The debut of the 30-spot comes just a day after a new Quinnipiac University poll showed the Republican McMahon […] [Read More]
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5 hits and 5 misses on the campaign trail, Oct. 1-5

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Hits: 1. Romney emerges from coma, a changed man. Romney had a great debate. The candidate who was coming under increasing fire from his own party for running a lackluster, almost leisurely campaign, even as a damaging video put him seriously behind in key swing states, has been revitalized by his clear win. The campaign [...] [Read More]

Murphy says he raised $3 million in the third quarter

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Outspent many times over my Republican millionaire Linda McMahon, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, says this morning that his third-quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission will show that he raised $3 million in the third quarter, from 30,372 contributions, the average of which was $79. The $3 million is more […] [Read More]

Twitter and Facebook killed Spin Alley. So say the campaigns. In Spin Alley (VIDEO)

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Denver — There is no more shameless spot on the planet — ok, outside of Burning Man — than Spin Alley. This is the human corral where after a major political event, like Wednesday’s debate, that campaign flaks and surrogates tell the packs of swarming media that their candidate WON!….even if their guy or gal [...] [Read More]
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Roraback announces Q3 fund raising results

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State Sen. Andrew Roraback’s congressional campaign announced Thursday that he had raised a total of $554,605 since July 25 in his bid for the 5th District seat. That’s just a hair under the $560,063 that Elizabeth Esty’s campaign announced earlier this week it had raised as of July 25. That would mean that Roraback, a […] [Read More]
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Fact-check: Half of fed-funded green companies bankrupt?

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Everyone’s entitled to a little hyperbole every now and then.  But the closing minutes of last night’s presidential debate contained a real whopper. Republican candidate Mitt Romney claimed that half of the green-tech companies funded by Obama’s stimulus package had gone bankrupt. Here’s the precise wording, taken from a transcript of the debate: “You put [...] [Read More]

The issues, according to political bumper stickers

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In the thick of election season, negative political ads are everywhere: the television; the radio; the bumper of the car in front of you. Pity the poor bumper sticker writer. Space is finite. The message has to be more concise. The expectation is for something snappy, snide and, perhaps, shocking. The result is a simplification […] [Read More]
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Launching a new attack, Obama says “the real Mitt Romney” didn’t show up at debate

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Lakewood, Colorado – In his first public appearance after what was widely viewed as a lackluster debate performance against his Republican challenger, President Barack Obama was cheered on Thursday at a morning rally by thousands of pumped-up, excited supporters, telling them he was shocked to meet a “guy who was playing Mitt Romney” on stage. [...] [Read More]