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License to get out of tickets?

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Just a hunch. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the driver of this Lexus SUV must be Democrat. I came across this vanity plate Friday night in a municipal parking lot in Port Chester, N.Y., not far from Bar Taco. No, I didn’t run into the governor. In case you […] [Read More]
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The velvet rope: Shays operative denied access to McMahon presser

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Christopher Shays doesn’t strike us as the bucket service type. A political operative for the ex-congressman-turned-Senate candidate wasn’t on “the list” today at campaign event for Linda McMahon. Shays  dispatched one of his staffers to a morning news conference at a Newington woodworking company called by GOP Senate foe Linda McMahon to unveil her economic […] [Read More]
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McMahon’s termite problem?

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In what her campaign billed as a major announcement, GOP Senate contender Linda McMahon rolled out an economic revival plan today with its own dedicated website — the cornerstones are tax cuts for the middle class and businesses. McMahon’s choice of venue for the event, Zavarella Woodworking in Newington, could leave her to do some […] [Read More]
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Shays, Romney and mojo?

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Never thought I would use the words Mitt Romney, Christopher Shays and mojo in the same sentence. Shays is scheduled to attended a $2,500 per person fundraiser tonight in Stamford for the GOP “frontrunner” — that’s a dangerous word these days in Republican circles. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, is coming off a lackluster showing […] [Read More]
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Whitnum: I’m a Democrat and I’m not going anywhere.

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Between her divisive - critics say anti-Semitic – positions on Israel, her attacks on party stalwarts and her lawsuit against the governor, it’s difficult to imagine what else Lee Whitnum of Greenwich could do to attract the anger and disdain of members of the Democratic Party. Whitnum’s recent appearance on Channel 3′s Face the State with host Dennis […] [Read More]
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Republicans go after Malloy’s “spending-cap” problem

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The Appropriations Committee today was the target of testimony from legislative Republicans including state Senator Michael A. McLachlan, of Danbury.  Here’s is his testimony: “Connecticut’s spending cap is guided by the State Constitution as well as General Statutes. The statute was a part of the income tax compromise of 1991, which looked to generate about $1 […] [Read More]
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Tong goes after Murphy for chief of staff’s ties to mortgage industry

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State Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford appeared before the New Canaan Democratic Town Committee Tuesday night to try and shore up the support of potential delegates to May’s nominating convention for U.S. Senate. Tong represents the town in Hartford and, as he emphasized to NCDTC members, he really, really needs folks from his legislative district to […] [Read More]
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Roast Quayle

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Jim Himes is not exactly a posterboy for carbs. But the Democratic congressman from Greenwich couldn’t resist making a potato reference today in comments on the House floor. Fellow Dems say Himes deserves credit for a provision in the GOP jobs bill cutting red tape for community banks, not Arizona Republican Ben Quayle. If the […] [Read More]
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