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Lumaj: GOP convention process a “sham”

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HARTFORD — Peter Lumaj is fuming. Considered somewhat of a longshot to make a real dent during tonight’s Senate endorsement session at the state GOP convention, the immigration and criminal lawyer from Faifield says he’s under tremendous pressure to bow out of the contest. “The whole convention is going to turn out to be  sham,” Lumaj […] [Read More]
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Fairfield GOP boss: Bridgeport counterpart got VIP treatment

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Fairfield’s top Republican says his Bridgeport counterpart, who has publicly endorsed Linda McMahon over Chris Shays for Senate, not only admitted but bragged to him that he got VIP treatment at WrestleMania. On the eve of the state GOP convention showdown between the two bitter rivals, Fairfield’s James Millington disputed a published report in which […] [Read More]
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Waterbury delegates support Dan Roberti in 5th District race

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Dan Roberti, a 30-year-old from Kent and relative newcomer, came from behind earlier this week to make it a three-way primary for the Democrats in the 5th District congressional race. Roberti earned just enough support to keep his campaign going through the August primary. While House Speaker Chris Donovan received the support of most cities […] [Read More]
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What goes around comes around. Finch vs. Gomes

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Sen. Edwin Gomes, D-Bridgeport allied himself with Mary-Jane Foster’s ultimately unsuccessful bid to unseat Bill Finch, the city’s Democratic mayor, last fall. Gomes appeared in a radio advertisement for Foster’s campaign in which he criticized Finch, his one time colleague in the state Senate, as having done nothing for the city. Well, what goes around comes around. […] [Read More]
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Maverick & Goose?

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Can you hook a brother up, John McCain? The “maverick” Senator from Arizona and 2008 Republican nominee for president appears willing to do just that for former Congressman Christopher Shays. McCain will grace Shays with his presence at a $500 per person fundraiser for the Senate hopeful June 5 in Washington, D.C., according to Shays’ […] [Read More]
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McKinney promotes Shays’ candidacy in new video

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State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, whose late father’s political legacy is forever intertwined with Christopher Shays, is trumpeting the “electability” of the former congressman in a new video timed for release just 48 hours before the state Republican convention. Shays, who is vying for the GOP endorsement for U.S. Senate against Linda McMahon, […] [Read More]
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Sweeps week: McMahon’s new TV spot

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The state Republican convention is a mere two days away and Senate contender Linda McMahon, looking to replicate her success at the party’s last conclave in 2010, is out today with a new 30-second television ad. The theme of the spot, which shows McMahon touring several small businesses and her campaign says will run statewide, […] [Read More]
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Cappiello answers Linda’s bat phone

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Contrary to the handsome and well-chronicled compensation package of Linda McMahon’s 2010 campaign manager David Cappiello, the former state Senator from Danbury is not on permanent retainer. Cappiello confirms to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers that he will be volunteering for McMahon at Friday’s state Republican convention in Hartford, however. McMahon’s current team reached out to Cappiello […] [Read More]
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