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Shays banks $522K in 4th quarter

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Former Congressman Christopher Shays is trumpeting his fourth quarter fundraising numbers for his U.S. Senate candidacy, which were released today by his campaign. One of five Republicans running for the seat of retiring incumbent Joe Lieberman, Shays raised $422,145 from 749 individual donors. Shays and his wife Betsi also loaned the campaign $100,000 from their […] [Read More]
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Murphy campaign says candidate eager for several debates

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U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign manager in an email today said his man is ready, willing and able to participate in at least six if not more debates with his opponents for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. Kenny Curran contacted me in response to claims made yesterday by Marc Bradley, who’s running state Rep. William […] [Read More]
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Some GOP candidates see votes in Keystone, forget CT fought Broadwater

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Democratic President Barack Obama’s decision Wednesday to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in the middle of the country predictably drew criticism from some Republicans seeking higher office in Connecticut. The project was sought by TransCanada. Linda McMahon, who is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, in a statement said, “Clearly in campaign mode, the President has decided to […] [Read More]
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Norwich Bulletin snags first Dem U.S. Senate debate

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March 3 is the agreed upon date that U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and state Rep. William Tong, D-Stamford will have their first debate. The three are vying for the Democratic Party nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by “independent Democrat” Joseph Lieberman of Stamford. The Norwich […] [Read More]
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GOP field in 4th CD a little less “ornery”

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The field of would-be challengers of Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in the Fourth Congressional District contracted Thursday, with Darien Republican David Orner dropping out of the race. Orner’s exit leaves Chris Meek of Stamford and Steve Obsitnik of Westport as the two declared candidates in the race. Orner, 45,  is an executive with CIT Group […] [Read More]
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Gov Malloy will head to Davos for World Econ Forum

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Gov. Dannel Malloy this morning says he’s not a skier, but he’s been invited to next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The $4,500 cost to attend will be picked up by the UConn Foundation, but the invitation is worth about $50,000, which has been waived because he will be participating in three panels […] [Read More]
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Shays to declare formally Jan. 25

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Republican Chris Shays plans to make a formal announcement of his U.S. Senate candidacy next Wednesday, Shays disclosed on his Twitter account this evening. Shays has been running for some time, so the announcement has been widely expected. Here are the particulars, from his Facebook page: When Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Time 12:00pm until 1:00pm […] [Read More]
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Pols remember Dr. Mel

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A handful of Connecticut lawmakers have issued statements reacting to the death of Dr. Mel Goldstein, veteran WTNH Channel 8 meteorologist, from cancer: Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman: “Dr. Mel was more than a meteorologist – with his charming character, warm smile and friendly personality, he became an icon in Connecticut and was loved by […] [Read More]
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