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Dem Senate candidates have 90-minute “conversation”

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In case you missed it, here’s our report on Saturday night’s debate between the three major Democratic candidates vying for their party’s U.S. Senate nomination – U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong. Held at Norwich Free Academy the event was billed as a “conversation” by host The Norwich […] [Read More]
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Connecticut company selling three new Republican presidential ‘action figures’

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This report was written by Gerd Margrete Tjeldflåt of the Hearst Newspapers Washington bureau. During this presidential campaign, more than a few pundits have described Mitt Romney as appearing plastic. Well, for once, they’re right. The former Massachusetts governor — all 12 inches of him — has been immortalized in plastic. The Romney doll — […] [Read More]

Gov. Malloy talks school reform on ‘Morning Joe’

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Gov. Dannel P. Malloy returned to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday morning to take part in a “special town hall meeting,” held at Fort Lee High School in Fort Lee, N.J. to discuss how states are working to improve schools. Hosts Joe Scarborough […] [Read More]
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Was Dick Morris jilted by the McMahon campaign?

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Hell hath no fury like a political consultant scorned. But was Dick Morris jilted by the McMahon campaign? That’s how one person familiar with the context of the relationship between Morris and McMahon framed it, saying that Morris approached McMahon last year to do paid consulting work and was turned down. The person requested anonymity […] [Read More]
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Oops: Whitnum confuses Kirsten Gillibrand for Carolyn McCarthy

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Jonathan Gillibrand, the husband of New York’s junior Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, is alive and kickin’, we are pleased to report. Sunday talk show viewers might have come away with a different impression following Democrat Lee Whitnum’s appearance on “Face the State” with Dennis House. Whitnum, who is running for Senate here in Connecticut for […] [Read More]
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Shays gets seal of approval of Dick Morris, who dubs McMahon “radioactive”

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GOP Senate contender Christopher Shays has enlisted the help of Dick Morris, a veteran GOP political strategist and one-time Clinton adviser who lives in Redding. Morris filmed a testimonial for Shays that the former congressman posted on his campaign website today. In it, the Fox News analyst urges Republicans to pick Shays over GOP rival […] [Read More]
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Donovan goes negative on Esty for refusing negative ad pact

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House Speaker Chris Donovan’s, D-Meriden campaign for the 5th Congressional District nomination Sunday called upon his opponents to lay down their arms and join in a voluntary ”no negativity” agreement. The Care Bears Donovan issued the call in a press release reprinted below and also at a forum in Southbury, where the idea originated with that […] [Read More]
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In light of arrest, Donovan/Murphy to donate Vaccaro’s $$$

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The Hartford Courant today reported Donald Vaccaro, CEO of TicketNetwork Inc., was arrested at an Oscars party last night and charged with a second-degree hate crime, second-degree threatening, breach of peace, first-degree criminal trespass and interfering with police. Vaccaro’s a somewhat controversial figure who gained a bit more notoriety last year when his company was among the […] [Read More]
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