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Hey college students! Guess which U.S. Sen. candidates have college loans?

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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the 5th District Democrat, does. Murphy mentioned he and his wife are still paying off their college loans today during a press event in Hartford urging his fellow federal lawmakers to unite to prevent a July 1 hike in Stafford loan interest rates. So I reached out to his two major rivals for the nomination […] [Read More]
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Ann Romney to visit Connecticut on eve of presidential primary

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Mitt Romney is sending his most reliable emissary to Connecticut the eve of its Republican presidential primary — the woman who could become the next first lady. Ann Romney, 62, will be the keynote speaker at the April 23 Prescott Bush Dinner, the state’s GOP’s premier fundraiser of the year, party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. […] [Read More]
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McMahon to release list of delegates on payroll

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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. A week after former Congressman Christopher Shays pledged to release the names of GOP convention delegates on his payroll, fellow Republican Linda McMahon is committing to do the same. In an e-mail this morning  from her campaign manager Corry Bliss to supporters, the subject line […] [Read More]
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McMahon camp ballyhoos internal poll, scope limited to GOP voters

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A new poll commissioned by Linda McMahon shows the professional wrestling matriarch with a nearly a 20-point lead on former Congressman Christopher Shays among likely Republican primary voters. McMahon’s campaign manager Corry Bliss touted the results of the survey, which was conducted by GOP polling firm McLaughlin & Associates, in an e-mail Tuesday to supporters. […] [Read More]
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Malloy, quoting Robert Frost and channeling Upton Sinclair, takes reporters into his personal “Jungle”

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Gov. Dannel Malloy seemed upbeat in his noontime news conference with Capitol reporters. “There are miles to go before I sleep,” he said in apparent homage to poet Robert Frost, noting the 40-some-odd days left before the end of the legislative session and its accompanying deadline for a bill on education reforms. First he launched into […] [Read More]
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Tong fundraising email targets August primary, ignores convention

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Even as he courts the Democratic delegates needed to remain competative at the party’s May nominating convention, U.S. Senate candidate William Tong is telling supporters he will mount a primary in August and take the decision out of the hands of those same “party insiders.” In a fundraising email Marc Bradley, Tong’s campaign manager, totally ignores the convention. Bradley […] [Read More]
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Little old Corrupticut, with a solid “B,” is among national leaders in integrity

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None of the 50 states rated an “A,” but Connecticut and New Jersey, with “B” and “B-plus” rating respectively, are among the national leaders in State House ethics and integrity, according to this report issued yesterday by the Center for Public Integrity. Here’s the site: http://www.iwatchnews.org/?gclid=CKCM4rCw9q4CFWcQNAodzUzWxg [Read More]
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Oh Boy! U.S. Senate debates ahead. Don’t worry, because you cannot attend.

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FOX CT will televise U.S. Senate candidate debates at the University of Connecticut this spring. Democratic candidates including Susan Bysiewicz, Chris Murphy, Matthew Oakes, William Tong and Lee Whitnum have been invited to a debate, co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant, on April 9 at 1 p.m. at UConn’s von der Mehden Recital Hall in Storrs. Also, a June 14 […] [Read More]
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